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dc.contributor.authorPhull, Surinder
dc.contributor.authorWills, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Angela
dc.identifier.citationPhull , S , Wills , W & Dickinson , A 2015 , ' Is It a Pleasure to Eat Together? Theoretical Reflections on Conviviality and the Mediterranean Diet ' , Sociology Compass , vol. 9 , no. 11 , pp. 977-986 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 9328182
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84945245815
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7681-2732/work/62749254
dc.description.abstractIn 2013 the Mediterranean Diet was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of Spain, Greece, Italy and Morocco. Conviviality – the pleasure of eating together – was recognized as the cornerstone of food culture in the region. Although the concept of commensality has been explored widely in the literature, studies on conviviality and convivial dining are almost non-existent. This review explores the concept of conviviality and its significance in relation to the Mediterranean Diet. It draws on sociological and anthropological literature to define conviviality and to address the perceived benefits of eating together as well as the social constraints on pleasurable meals. The paper draws upon the work of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and his ideas of Habitus, Field and Cultural Capital, examining how these concepts relate to pleasurable eating and conviviality. It offers an interdisciplinary perspective on who and what makes conviviality happen and the potential obstacles to the experience and promotion of convivial dining.en
dc.relation.ispartofSociology Compass
dc.titleIs It a Pleasure to Eat Together? : Theoretical Reflections on Conviviality and the Mediterranean Dieten
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionCommunities, Young People and Family Lives
dc.contributor.institutionOlder People's Health and Complex Conditions
dc.contributor.institutionPublic Health and Communities
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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