Food for Health, Food for Wealth (The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, Vol 3): The Performance of Ethnic and Gender Identities by Iranian Settlers in Britain

Food for Health, Food for Wealth (The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, Vol 3): The Performance of Ethnic and Gender Identities by Iranian Settlers in Britain

by Lynn Harbottle
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571817409

ISBN-13: 9781571817402

Pub. Date: 05/01/2000

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

Food and eating practices are central to current sociological and anthropological concerns about the body, health, consumption, and identity. This study explores the importance of these themes as they intersect with processes of globalization and cultural production within a specific group of consumers, British Sh'ite Iranians. Through the analysis of the

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Food and eating practices are central to current sociological and anthropological concerns about the body, health, consumption, and identity. This study explores the importance of these themes as they intersect with processes of globalization and cultural production within a specific group of consumers, British Sh'ite Iranians. Through the analysis of the consumption practices of this particular migrant group, this book illustrates how both the nutritional value and symbolic significance of food contribute to its health-giving properties and how gender and ethnic identities are preformed and reinforced through the medium of food-work in public and private spheres. At the same time, as this study demonstrates, migration modifies and transfigures such identities and produces hybrid cultures and cuisines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571817402
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Series:
Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Series
Pages:
196

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