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dc.contributor.authorMcEachern, Morven
dc.contributor.authorMoraes, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorScullion, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-19T10:00:48Z
dc.date.available2023-10-19T10:00:48Z
dc.date.issued2023-11-30
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/628205/Ch3%20-%20Moraes%20et%20al%202023.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationMoraes, C., McEachern, M. G., Gibbons, A., & Scullion, L. (2023). Reflecting on paraliminality as a theoretical lens to understand experiences of food insecurity. In C. Moraes, M. G. McEachern, & D. O'Loughlin (Eds.) Researching poverty and austerity: Theoretical approaches, methodologies and policy applications. Routledge.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781032127774en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/628205
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in [Researching poverty and austerity: Theoretical approaches, methodologies and policy applications] on [30th November 2023], available online: https://www.routledge.com/Researching-Poverty-and-Austerity-Theoretical-Approaches-Methodologies/Moraes-McEachern-OLoughlin/p/book/9781032127774en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter we reflect on how theoretical perspectives, such as liminality, can be useful for researchers seeking to understand and alleviate lived experiences of poverty. We draw on how we deployed liminality theory in a recently published paper (Moraes et al., 2021), to conceptualise lived experiences of food insecurity as transitional; as fluctuating between phases of everyday food access and food marketplace exclusion. By using liminality as an exemplar theoretical perspective, we discuss a concept that we developed and termed paraliminality, a hybrid of two types of liminality phenomena that is both empowering and generative of a lasting form of indeterminate state. In reflecting upon paraliminality, we argue that it can illuminate the social mechanisms, practices and spaces that co-construct people’s more enduring, but fluid, experiences and phases of food insecurity and food access efforts. We illustrate the main theoretical arguments being made with data from our study of food insecurity (McEachern et al., 2020), involving interviews with people who were experiencing food insecurity, volunteers who were providing access to food aid, and fieldwork photographs of the independent foodbanks and pantries who took part in the research. The chapter contributes to food insecurity, poverty and marketplace exclusion scholarship by reflecting on the importance of using theoretical lenses in qualitative research work, and by reflecting on, and deploying, an illustrative research project to explain how theory can be used and why it matters.en_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/Researching-Poverty-and-Austerity-Theoretical-Approaches-Methodologies/Moraes-McEachern-OLoughlin/p/book/9781032127774en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectFood insecurityen_US
dc.subjectLiminalityen_US
dc.subjectParaliminalityen_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectTransitional Spaceen_US
dc.subjectTheoryen_US
dc.titleReflecting on Paraliminality as a Theoretical Lens to Understand Experiences of Food Insecurityen_US
dc.title.alternativeResearching Poverty and Austerity: Theoretical Approaches, Methodologies and Policy Applicationsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bristol; University of Chesteren_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderN/Aen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectRKT16/01en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2025-05-30
dcterms.dateAccepted2023-10-10
rioxxterms.publicationdate2023-11-30
dc.date.deposited2023-10-19en_US


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