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An Exploration of Food Security and Identity Among International Students Studying in Guelph and Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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dc.contributor.advisor Finnis, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Stewin, Erika
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-07T13:23:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-07T13:23:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-05
dc.date.created 2013-04-30
dc.date.issued 2013-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/6640
dc.description.abstract In this thesis I explore issues of food security and food-identity relationships among international students at the University of Guelph and the University of Windsor. I argue students who attempt to maintain traditional diets are more likely to experience food insecurity than students who explore diverse foods because they are more likely to be negatively affected by food availability, food access and structural barriers. What students eat can also have implications for identity maintenance and identity creation. Thus in this thesis I also explore the relationship between food and identity by considering how identity and food-security can be closely related to preferred food availability and accessibility. I argue that students consume certain foods as a means to maintain and create identities, and as such I suggest that familiar food eaters may experience a sense of losing their identities as their food insecurity increases. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject International students en_US
dc.subject Post-secondary students en_US
dc.subject Food-security en_US
dc.subject Food-insecurity en_US
dc.subject Ethno-cultural food en_US
dc.subject Identity en_US
dc.subject Culture en_US
dc.subject Food preferences en_US
dc.subject Food Choice en_US
dc.subject Sojourners en_US
dc.subject Anthropology of food en_US
dc.subject Agency en_US
dc.subject Glocalization en_US
dc.title An Exploration of Food Security and Identity Among International Students Studying in Guelph and Windsor, Ontario, Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Public Issues Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US
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