Feeling like a domestic goddess: postfeminism and cooking

Hollows, J., 2003. Feeling like a domestic goddess: postfeminism and cooking. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 6 (2), pp. 179-202. ISSN 1367-5494

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This article examines the significance of cookery writer and television cook Nigella Lawson in relation to debates about postfeminism, arguing that her work negotiates a form of feminine identity between the frequently polarized figures of `the feminist' and `the housewife'. It locates Nigella's work within feminist research into the meanings that women bring to their cooking practices within the sexual division of labour, arguing that her work offers an alternative way of imaging women's relationship to food based on the pleasures of cooking and eating rather than pleasing others. The article draws on Ang to explore how the figure of the domestic goddess constructed by Nigella offers a means of negotiating temporal constraints at the level of fantasy.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Journal of Cultural Studies
Creators: Hollows, J.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2003
Volume: 6
Number: 2
ISSN: 1367-5494
Rights: © 2004 by Sage Publications. All rights reserved. No portion of the contents may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:14
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24402

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