Food: Ethnographic Encounters (Encounters: Experience and Anthropological Knowledge)

Food: Ethnographic Encounters (Encounters: Experience and Anthropological Knowledge)

By: Leo Coleman (editor)Paperback

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Food preparation, consumption, and exchange are eminently social practices, and experiencing another cuisine often provides our first encounter with a different culture. This volume presents fascinating essays about cooking, eating, and sharing food, by anthropologists working in many parts of the world, exploring what they learned by eating with others. These are accounts of specific experiences - of cooking in Mombasa, shopping for organic produce in Vienna, eating vegetarian in Vietnam, raising and selling chickens in Hong Kong, and of refugees subsisting on food aid. With a special focus on the experience and challenge of ethnographic fieldwork, the essays cover a wide range of topics in food studies and anthropology, including food safety and food security, cultural diversity and globalization, colonial histories and contemporary identities, and changing ecological, social, and political relations across cultures. Food: Ethnographic Encounters offers readers a broad view of the vibrancy of local and global food cultures, and provides an accessible introduction to both food studies and contemporary ethnography.

About Author

Leo Coleman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University.


Preface John Borneman Introduction Leo Coleman 1. Food and Morality in Yemen Anne Meneley, Trent University, Canada 2. It All Started with the Bhajias Nina Berman, The Ohio State University, USA 3. The Enchantments of Food in the Lower Amazon, Brazil Mark Harris, University of St Andrews, UK 4. Live Poultry Markets and Avian Flu in Hong Kong Frederic Keck, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France 5. Revisiting Lao Food: Pain and Commensality Penny Van Esterik, York University, Canada 6. In Search of the Elusive Heirloom Tomato: Farms and Farmers' Markets, Fields and Fieldwork Jennifer A. Jordan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA 7. Keeping out of the Kitchen: Cooking and Power in a Moroccan Household Claire Nicholas, Princeton University, USA 8. "Do You Know How to Eat . . .?" Edible Expertise in Ho Chi Minh City Nina Hien, New York University, USA 9. Learning to Exchange Words and Food in the Marquesas Kathleen C. Riley, Queens College, City University of New York, USA 10. Eating Vegetarian in Vietnam Christophe Robert, City University of Hong Kong, China 11. The Food of Sorrow: Humanitarian Aid to Displaced People Elizabeth Dunn, University of Colorado, USA Guide for Further Reading Endmatter

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  • ISBN13: 9781847889072
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781847889072
  • weight: 268
  • ISBN10: 1847889077

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