A Life Course Perspective of Family Meals Via the Life Grid Method

This study investigates how family meals change over a lifetime using a life course perspective. We conducted interviews with 15 participants aged 80 and over, using the life grid method to investigate how the meanings and processes of meals change in response to individual, generational, and historical influences. The findings reinforce the importance of overtly and systematically addressing the historically and socially structured nature of family life when studying lifetime consumption patterns.



Citation:

Robert L. Harrison III, Ann Veeck, and James W. Gentry (2008) ,"A Life Course Perspective of Family Meals Via the Life Grid Method", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35, eds. Angela Y. Lee and Dilip Soman, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 758-758.

Authors

Robert L. Harrison III, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ann Veeck, Western Michigan University
James W. Gentry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35 | 2008



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