Food Identities at Home and on the Move
Explorations at the Intersection of Food, Belonging and Dwelling
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How does food restore the fragmented world of migrants and the displaced? What similar processes are involved in challenging, maintaining or reinforcing divisions between groups coexisting in the same living place? Food Identities at Home and on the Move examines how ‘home’ is negotiated around food in the current worldwide context of uncertainty, mobility and displacement. Drawing on empirical approaches to heritage, identity and migration studies, the contributors analyse the relationship between food and the various understandings of home and dwelling. With case studies on sushi around the world, food as heritage in the Afghan diaspora and Mexican foodways in Chicago, these chapters offer novel readings on the convergence of food and migration studies, the anthropology of space and place and the field of mobility by focusing on how entangled stories of food and home are put on display for constructing the present and imagining the future.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction – Food and the Fabric of Home Raúl Matta, Charles-Édouard de Suremain and Chantal Crenn Foreword Meredith E. AbarcaPART ONE Food Identities in Motion1 Sushi leaves home: Japanese Food and Identity Abroad Voltaire Cang2 Reimagined Community in London: The Transmission of Food as Heritage in the Afghan Diaspora Rebecca Haboucha3 Between Food Practices and Belongings: Intersectional Stories of Moroccan Women in Italy Elsa Mescoli4 In Bordeaux Wine-Growing Territories, ‘Ethnic is Everyday’ Chantal CrennPART TWO Public Foodscapes5 Food and Refugees in Rome. Humanitarian Practices or Agency Response? Giovanna Palutan and Donatella Schmidt6 Food Walks and Street Doctors: Health and Culinary Nostalgia in a South Indian City Roos Gerritsen7 ‘It’s the Comedor that Dwells in Me!’ Food Aid and Construction of Urban Citizenship in San Luis Potosí, Mexico Charles-Édouard de Suremain8 Food Outlets in Migrant Districts: Regional Mexican Food in Chicago Aline HémondPART THREE Food Narratives of Subsistence9 Nostalgia and Landscapes of the Present: Memories of First Fruit Rituals in Turkey Meltem Tu¨rköz10 Poison, Bad Hearts and Vampires: The Fear of Contamination and the Regulation of Social Relationships in a Rio de Janeiro Favela Daniela Lazoroska11 Stories on the Food-Begging Roma: Boundary Making in the Finnish Peasant Homes Eija Stark12 Japanese Women on the Move. Working in and (not) Belonging to Düsseldorf's Japanese (Food) Community Nora KottmannBibliographyIndex
Raul Matta is Senior Lecturer in Food Studies at Taylor's University, Malaysia, and Principal Investigator in the project FOOD2GATHER, funded by HERA JRP and the European Commission affiliated to the University of Göttingen, Germany.Charles-Edouard de Suremain is Research Director in Anthropology and leader of the unit UMR 208 PaLoc 'Local Heritage, Environment & Globalization' at the Research Institute for Development and the National Museum of Natural History (IRD/MNHN) Paris, France.Chantal Crenn is Associate Professor (MCF-HDR) of Social Anthropology at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France
This book expands our understanding of the correlation of home, mobility and food. It explores the way in which migrants adapt their national food types to overseas tastes and conditions, and the place home and food play in the dietary habits of the other and the dispossessed. Taking readers on a global journey it is a book which informs and entertains on a number of levels.
Anne J Kershen, Queen Mary University of London, UK
This book is an important contribution to the field of food studies, highlighting the significance of making ‘home’ in the contemporary global foodscape.
Steffan Igor Ayora Diaz, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico