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- DescriptionFood is one of the most fundamental elements of culture and a significant marker of regional and ethnic identity. It encompasses many other elements of cultural heritage beyond the physical ingredients required for its production. These include folklore, religion, language, familial bonds, social structures, environmental determinism, celebrations and ceremonies, landscapes, culinary routes, smells, and tastes, to name but a few. However, despite all that is kwn about foodways and cuisine from hospitality, gastromical, supply chain and agricultural perspectives, there still remains a dearth of consolidated research on the wide diversity of food and its heritage attributes and contexts. This edited volume aims to fill this void by consolidating into a single volume what is kwn about cuisines and foodways from a heritage perspective and to examine and challenge the existing paradigms, concepts and practices related to gastromic practices, intergenerational traditions, sustainable agriculture, indigeus rituals, immigrant stories and many more heritage elements as they pertain to comestible cuisines and practices. The book takes a global and thematic approach in examining heritage cuisines from a wide range of perspectives, including agriculture, hunting and gathering, migration, ethnic identity and place, nationalism, sustainability, colonialism, food diversity, religion, place making, festivals, and contemporary movements and trends. All chapters are rich in empirical examples but steady and sound in conceptual depth. This book offers new insight and understanding of the heritage implications of cuisines and foodways. The multidisciplinary nature of the content will appeal to a broad academic audience in the fields of tourism, gastromy, geography, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.
- Author BiographyDallen J. Timothy is Professor of Community Resources and Development, Director of the Tourism Development and Management Program and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. Professor Timothy is Editor of the Journal of Heritage Tourism and serves on the editorial boards of sixteen international journals. His primary research interests include cultural heritage; tourism and sustainable development; globalization processes and supranationalism; political boundaries and border issues; biodiversity and tourism impacts; religion, conflict and security; immigration and global diasporas; and peripheral region dynamics.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication03/12/2015
- SubjectIndustrial Studies: General
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note28 black & white illustrations, 5 black & white tables, 24 black & white halftones, 4 black & white line drawings
- Weight458 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byProfessor Dallen J. Timothy
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