Study Hard, Eat Less: Exploring Food Insecurity Among College Students

dc.contributor.advisorTaylor, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Alejandro C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrunson, Emily
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJuarez, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-01T21:57:40Z
dc.date.available2019-05-01T21:57:40Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.description.abstractRates of food insecurity are significantly higher among college students than among the general population. In this thesis, I share findings from an ethnographic study exploring how students experience food insecurity. In particular, I highlight the challenges students face in living up to expectations of the collegiate experience while managing various intersecting demands, including feeding themselves, rigorous coursework, employment, socializing, and time management. In reaction to these challenges, students develop creative ways to eat, and construct a view of food insecurity that relies on its status as a shared and temporary condition tied to their identities as college students.
dc.description.departmentAnthropology
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent123 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationAllen, A. C. (2019). <i>Study hard, eat less: Exploring food insecurity among college students</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/8010
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFood insecurity
dc.subjectCollege students
dc.subjectSelf-discipline
dc.subjectStruggling college student
dc.subjectCultural capital
dc.subjectCategories of normality
dc.subjectFood bank use
dc.subject.lcshCollege students--Nutrition
dc.subject.lcshFood security
dc.titleStudy Hard, Eat Less: Exploring Food Insecurity Among College Students
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropology
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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