Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assitant Professor of Sociology,Kurdistan University

2 Postgraduate Alumnus of Sociology,Kurdistan University


Eating, as a way for Body Management reproduces a social function and meaning beyond its
biological performances. Thus, it’s meaning has been transformed from a bodily need to a
fundamental element in expression and narrativeness of social identity and social positions.
The main question of this paper targets the ways women reconstruct and reinterpret their
social positions through food and eating. Field operation of the research is conducted
according to the ethnographic method. Data of research gathered through Semi-structured
interview technique and the data analyzed by grounded theory. The findings, based on
interviewing with 30 women informants, demonstrated fundamental changes in their lifeworld
and subjective orientation to food and eating. According to their perspective, food and
eating is interpreted as obviating starvation, simplicity, operational, aesthetics and Stylization
significances among women.


Main Subjects