Wait, does that have Peanuts? The Social Construction and Presentation of Food Allergies in Everyday Life

Alejos, Alexandra Rosalia

The connection between socializing and food influences the lives of individuals with food allergies. Using qualitative data from ethnographic observations and twenty semi-structured in depth interviews, this study examines how perceived stigma shapes how individuals understand, interpret and present their own allergy to others, and how this varies by gender. Findings indicate that f... read more

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