Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA (Food in Asia and the Pacific)

Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA (Food in Asia and the Pacific)

By: Robert Ji-Song Ku (author)Hardback

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By exploring the other side of what is prescriptively understood as proper Asian gastronomy, Robert Ji-Song Ku suggests that Asian cultural expressions occurring in places such as Los Angeles, Honolulu, New York City, and even Baton Rouge are no less critical to understanding the meaning of Asian food - and, by extension, Asian people - than culinary expressions that took place in Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai centuries ago. In critically considering the impure and hybridized with serious and oft en whimsical intent, Dubious Gastronomy argues that while the notion of cultural authenticity is troubled, troubling, and troublesome, the apocryphal is not necessarily a bad thing: The dubious can be and is oft en quite delicious.

About Author

Robert Ji-Song Ku is associate professor of Asian American studies at Binghamton University of the State University of New York, USA.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780824839215
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780824839215
  • ISBN10: 0824839218

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