Tag: Kate Cairns

Food-Insecure Teens Focus on Helping Moms Put Food on the Table, says New Rutgers–Camden Research

Food-Insecure Teens Focus on Helping Moms Put Food on the Table, says New Rutgers–Camden Research

By Tom McLaughlin As Kate Cairns explains, when it comes to discussing food insecurity – the lack of consistent access to nutritious, culturally appropriate food – her research shows a surprising finding: young people don’t focus on their own hunger, but rather on how they can help their mothers put food on the table. “They […]

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Shop ‘Til You Drop – or Until the Final Exam: Researcher Pens Textbook That Uses Consumer Culture to Introduce Students to Sociology

Shop ‘Til You Drop – or Until the Final Exam: Researcher Pens Textbook That Uses Consumer Culture to Introduce Students to Sociology

By Tom McLaughlin Ah, the holidays. Racing here and there to buy presents for loved ones. Stocking up on snacks for family gatherings. Taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. “Perhaps, more than any other time of the year, the holidays reveal the significant role of consumer culture in our daily lives,” says […]

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A Full Plate: Researcher Explores Food and Femininity in New Book

A Full Plate: Researcher Explores Food and Femininity in New Book

Kate Cairns, an assistant professor of childhood studies at Rutgers–Camden, explores how women view food and femininity in her new book.

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