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Thursday 9th December at 12:00PM GMT (English) hosted by Fozya Aldared

The impact of modernity on changing the roles and identity of Syrian women in food culture. (English)

This study sought to identify and understand the changing roles of Syrian women in food production and preparation as a result of the conflict and displacement to new communities, as well as to gauge the influences of ‘modernity’ relative to traditional women’s roles in food culture. A series of semi-structured interviews were conducted with displaced Syrian women across a range of ages and backgrounds, including educational and cultural, with a focus on changes to their roles relative to food production, preparation and consumption. This allowed us to identify and highlight the influences of alternative societies, as well as that of modernity, in creating new food patterns amongst displaced Syrian families, which were found to be consistent with the changing roles of Syrian women in alternative/new societies.