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Buy and Download Description In Chapters 4–6, I explored how the performance of (predominantly female) domestic food-provisioning was important in maintaining the health and in reproducing and reinforcing the cultural identity of the family. By contrast, Chapter 7 illustrated how for (mainly male) Iranians employed in the fast-food trade, the performance of their roles more commonly involved the manipulation and disguise of ethnic and national identities. In the following sections I will focus in more depth on how food is used in the performance of gender identities. Individual foodstuffs may carry specific gender associations; food preparation is also gendered and within the domestic sphere is generally construed to be female work. In the next chapter I will examine how Iranian women's diverse and shifting identities are reflected through domestic food-provisioning. However, first I want to emphasise the interactional aspects of gender, as a process worked out between men and women in changing political-economic and socio-cultural contexts. This chapter redresses the balance common to many studies of food-work which rely primarily upon interviews with women; thus it focuses specifically on men's food-work in the home and the workplace. The section considers how for these migrants, the impact of religious, cultural and global influences upon notions of masculinity and femininity within Iran have been further entangled with other differences of class and culture within the diaspora, thereby creating considerable potential for the shift and translation of gender identities. These transformations may be reflected in the performance of their food-provisioning roles. In Chapters 4–6, I explored how the performance of (predominantly female) domestic food-provisioning was important in maintaining the health and in reproducing and reinforcing the cultural identity of the family. By contrast, Chapter 7 illus
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