Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of Geography
Sarah Jean Halvorson
Jeffrey Gritzner, Tomas Sullivan, Laurie Yung
Feminism, Food Culture, Kitchenspce, Morocco, Women
University of Montana
The research presented in this thesis grapples with questions concerning the gendered and spatial aspects of food culture and “kitchenspace” in Fez, Morocco. The everyday geographies of urban women in Fez, Morocco are closely connected to local food systems and food spaces. Food spaces like the kitchen are where women’s complex relationships to food and gender identity are revealed. Kitchens are spaces where women negotiate gender identity and where specialized knowledge (concerning food and gender) is applied, shared, and transferred from one generation to the next. Critical knowledge concerning gender and identity is communicated through food and food systems. This thesis explores key questions concerning the relationships the women of Fez have with food and kitchenspaces as well as the methodological approach needed to capture and convey women’s interactions within this space. How are food relationships and kitchenspaces in Morocco gendered, and what are the implications for broader gender relationships? How are these relationships affected by outside influences of globalization and social change? How does a researcher gain access to kitchenspaces in Morocco and what is the academic/outsider’s role and relationship with this space? And finally, what methods are best utilized for capturing the innerworkings of kitchenspace?
Greiman, Lillie, "BETWEEN HARSHA AND HARIRA: MOROCCAN WOMEN’S RELATIONSHIPS TO FOOD AND KITCHENSPACE" (2012). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 92.
© Copyright 2012 Lillie Greiman