Doing Family Through Practices of Disposal: Enacting Affiliation and Sacrifice Through the Consumption of Food Leftovers

Benedetta Cappellini, University of London, UK
Elizabeth Parsons, Keele University, UK
This paper focuses on the consumption of leftovers in 20 British households. It identifies the circularity of consumption and disposal, in particular how the meanings and practices of disposal fold back into those of consumption. It also explores the ways in which this circularity contributes to family cohesion and belonging.
[ to cite ]:
Benedetta Cappellini and Elizabeth Parsons (2011) ,"Doing Family Through Practices of Disposal: Enacting Affiliation and Sacrifice Through the Consumption of Food Leftovers", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 33-34.