Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics

Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics

by Atsuko Ichijo, Ronald Ranta

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Overview

Exploring a much neglected area, the relationship between food and nationalism, this book examines a number of case studies at various levels of political analysis to show how useful the food and nationalism axis can be in the study of politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349561049
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/16/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Atsuko Ichijo is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on various aspects of nationalism. She is the author of Nationalism and Multiple Modernities: Europe and Beyond (2013) and is a member of the editorial team of Nations and Nationalism.

Ronald Ranta is a Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics, Kingston University, UK. His research areas include foreign policy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of food, and the study of nationalism. He is the author of Political Decision Making and Non-Decisions (2015) and From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self (2015).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Food, nationalism and national identity
PART I: UNOFFICIAL/BOTTOM-UP: NATIONALISM AND NATIONAL IDENTITY THROUGH FOOD AWAY FROM THE STATE
1. Everyday creation of the nation
2. When groups participate in defining the nation
3. Consuming nations: the construction of national identities in the food industry
PART II: OFFICIAL/TOP-DOWN; THE NATION-STATE, FOOD AND NATIONALISM 
4. Food and diet in 'official' nationalism

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