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Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

Emily J. H. Contois


The phrase "dude food" likely brings to mind a range of images: burgers stacked impossibly high with an assortment of toppings that were themselves once considered a meal; crazed sports fans demolishing plates of radioactively hot wings; barbecued or bacon-wrapped . . . anything. But there is much more to the phenomenon of dude food than what’s on the plate. Emily J. H. Contois’s provocative book begins with the dude himself—a man who retains a degree of masculine privilege but doesn’t meet traditional standards of economic and social success or manly self-control. In the Great Recession’s aft ... More

Keywords: Food, “Dude food”, Gender, Masculinity, Food media, Media, Great Recession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469660745
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660745.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily J. H. Contois, author
University of Tulsa