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With globalization has come an increased focus on food--where it comes from, how it is transported, who eats it, and what cultural significance it has. This volume brings together ethgraphically based anthropological analyses of shifting meanings and representations associated with the foods, ingredients, and cooking practices of marginalized and/or indigeus cultures. Contributors are particularly interested in how these foods intersect with politics, nationhood and governance, identity, authenticity, and conservation.
The chapters cover diverse locales, issues, and foods: the cultural meanings of singgi, a thick sago porridge from Sulawesi, Indonesia; the significance of pom, a Surinam dish popular in the Netherlands; the transformation of alpaca meat in Peru; the impact of culinary tourism on indigeus cuisine in Mexico; the re-presenting of mir millets in South India; and the development of cheeses in the Italian Alps. A conceptual essay on food and social boundaries rounds out the collection.
Throughout, the contributors address important questions, including: How are traditional foods repackaged in the process of mainstreaming access? What does this repackaging mean for the ways local or indigeus peoples view their traditional food practices? How are local cuisines mobilized in movements to create national images and identities? What tensions emerge between new representations of foods and local cultural meanings?
Together the contributors provide a thoughtful inquiry into what happens when food and culinary practices are moved from the cultural or physical margins, and how such movements can be shaped by--and employed in the pursuit of--political, social, and cultural goals.
- Author Biography
Elizabeth Finnis is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
- PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
- Date of Publication15/03/2012
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationTucson
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Arizona Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight456 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byElizabeth Finnis