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Ithacan Q&A: Assistant Professor Joslyn Brenton publishes book analyzing food and family

February 20, 2020

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Joslyn Brenton, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, published a book that looks at the relationship between food, motherhood and social class.

Joslyn Brenton, assistant professor in the Ithaca College Department of Sociology, recently published a book that she co-authored that looks at the relationship among childhood obesity, motherhood and social class. 

The book, titled “Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It” follows 12 mothers in their daily lives of motherhood, specifically looking at the way culture, socioeconomic class and food affect these mothers, their children and family dynamics as a whole. 

Opinion editor Kate Sustick spoke with Brenton about her book, the research used in the book and the importance of sociology when analyzing health and food structures. 

Read more about the Ithacan Q&A.Joslyn Brenton, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, published a book that looks at the relationship between food, motherhood and social class.