Rice Talks

Rice Talks

Food and Community in A Vietnamese Town

eBook - 2012
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"Explores the importance of cooking and eating in the everyday social life of Hoi An, a properous market town in central Vietnam known for its exceptionally elaborate and sophisticated local cuisine. In a vivid and highly personal account, Nir Avieli takes the reader from the private setting of the extended family meal into the public realm of the festive, extraordinary, and unique. He shows how foodways relate to class relations, gender roles, religious practices, cosmology, ethnicity, and even local and national politics. This evocative study departs from conventional anthropological research on food by stressing the rich meanings, generative capacities, and potential subversion embedded in foodways and eating."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780253005304
0253005302
9780253357076
0253357071
9780253223708
0253223709
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 323 pages) : illustrations, map

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