Tastes, Distastes and Disgusts: Young Consumers’ Positive and Negative Experiences of Food

Emma N. Banister, Lancaster University
Gayle J. Booth, UMIST
ABSTRACT - A number of authors have explored dislikes, distastes and the associated emotion of disgust, yet there has been little discussion of the development of dislikes and distastes in children. Eight children between the ages of 5 and 10 were given disposable cameras and asked to photograph their likes and dislikes. Following the development of the photographs the children discussed their selections (a third of which featured food products). We explore the photographs and the explanations offered by the children within the context of socialization and develop our analysis around a number of emergent themes.
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Emma N. Banister and Gayle J. Booth (2004) ,"Tastes, Distastes and Disgusts: Young Consumers’ Positive and Negative Experiences of Food", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 31, eds. Barbara E. Kahn and Mary Frances Luce, Valdosta, GA : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 106-111.