Dietary preference and behavioural deviance related to health in Ivorian Universities (Cote D'Ivoire)
Koffi Koffi Gnamien Jean-Claude, Agobe Ablakpa Jacob
This study analyses the social logics of sexual practices linked to eating and drinking habits and the construction of health risks among actors at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University. Using a methodological approach based on documentary analysis and data collection from field surveys conducted among a category of female students at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, the following results were obtained: From an empirical point of view, this study shows that the relationship between sexuality and food is part of a more general rather than a local or restricted vision, i.e. this study develops sexuality with its dietary implications in terms of nutritional needs, but sometimes economic implications linked to the precarious situation of the parents of the female students who are involved in this gender-food compromise on the one hand, and on the other hand, the eating and consumption habits as a means of legitimising their libido. Even less so, when we talk about behavioural deviance in the university environment, the health aspect is one of the indicators developed in this study. Also, the relationship between sex and diet is highlighted as well as the construction of disease risks among the actors. This also explains the importance of this study, which attempts to reconcile gender and diet and the construction of disease risks among actors and not to isolate them through a socio-anthropological analysis.
Koffi Koffi Gnamien Jean-Claude, Agobe Ablakpa Jacob. Dietary preference and behavioural deviance related to health in Ivorian Universities (Cote D'Ivoire). International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2021, Pages 100-106