Eating IdentitiesEating Identities



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Author: Wenying Xu

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824878436

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The French epicure and gastronome Brillat-Savarin declared, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are." Wenying Xu infuses this notion with cultural-political energy by extending it to an ethnic group known for its cuisines: Asian Americans. She begins with the general argument that eating is a means of becoming—not simply in the sense of nourishment but more importantly of what we choose to eat, what we can afford to eat, what we secretly crave but are ashamed to eat in front of others, and how we eat. Food, as the most significant medium of traffic between the inside and outside of our bodies, organizes, signifies, and legitimates our sense of self and distinguishes us from others, who practice different foodways. Narrowing her scope, Xu reveals how cooking, eating, and food fashion Asian American identities in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, class, diaspora, and sexuality. She provides lucid and informed interpretations of seven Asian American writers (John Okada, Joy Kogawa, Frank Chin, Li-Young Lee, David Wong Louie, Mei Ng, and Monique Truong) and places these identity issues in the fascinating spaces of food, hunger, consumption, appetite, desire, and orality. Asian American literature abounds in culinary metaphors and references, but few scholars have made sense of them in a meaningful way. Most literary critics perceive alimentary references as narrative strategies or part of the background; Xu takes food as the central site of cultural and political struggles waged in the seemingly private domain of desire in the lives of Asian Americans. Eating Identities is the first book to link food to a wide range of Asian American concerns such as race and sexuality. Unlike most sociological studies, which center on empirical analyses of the relationship between food and society, it focuses on how food practices influence psychological and ontological formations and thus contributes significantly to the growing field of food studies. For students of literature, this tantalizing work offers an illuminating lesson on how to read the multivalent meanings of food and eating in literary texts. An electronic version of this book is freely available thanks to the support of libraries working with Knowledge Unlatched, a collaborative initiative designed to make high-quality books open access for the public good. The open-access version of this book is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which means that the work may be freely downloaded and shared for non-commercial purposes, provided credit is given to the author. Derivative works and commercial uses require permission from the publisher.

Childhood IdentitiesChildhood Identities



The first social arena I shall consider is that of food and eating . As I have shown
elsewhere , children often use food to structure their identities as children . In
refusing normal and everyday food at meal times , while eating cheaper kinds of
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Author: Allison James

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ISBN: UOM:39015032589056

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Page: 246

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Childhood Identities explores the experience of childhood from children's perspectives. Drawing on ethnographic work in schools and the accounts of children aged between four and nine years old, its aim is to understand the importance of the body as a medium of social expression - both in its appearance and its performance - and to assess the significance which this has in children's social relationships and friendships. It explores the process of socialisation through parents' narratives about their children's experiences of illness at home and at school, raising questions about ideas of difference and disability as they relate to social identity and personhood during childhood. Contributing to the sociological and anthropological work on the body and health/illness, the children's accounts also reveal the subtle and different ways in which age and gender shape children's growing sociality in relation to the concepts of belonging and outsiderhood.

Children Food and Identity in Everyday LifeChildren Food and Identity in Everyday Life



This book explores the significance of food practices for childhood identities, from early babyhood to middle childhood and teenage years.

Author: A. James

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230244979

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Page: 218

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This book explores the significance of food practices for childhood identities, from early babyhood to middle childhood and teenage years. It examines how children and families negotiate food and eating practices; what influence the media has on these; the role institutions play; and how far class and ethnicity shape the food that children eat.

The Archaeology of Food and IdentityThe Archaeology of Food and Identity



Food articulates identity in a wide variety of ways . Socially relevant distinctions
may be communicated by who gets how much or what kind of food , the order in
which individuals get served , which containers or utensils people use , or the ...

Author: Katheryn C. Twiss

Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114459899

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Page: 340

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The chapters in this topically and methodologically diverse volume discuss the role food plays in the construction and maintenance of multiple levels of social identity; they also illustrate the myriad ways in which archaeologists may approach the issue. The book includes essays from archaeologists working in a wide range of time periods and areas: prehistorians and historical archaeologists, specialists in the Old World, and experts on the New World. Contributors use diverse data sets to discuss how food-procurement strategies, consumption patterns, and modes of cooking and dining are intertwined with the construction and maintenance of individual and group identities.

Food Health and IdentityFood Health and Identity



By addressing the issue of food and eating in Britain today this collection considers the ways in which food habits are changing and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence people's food choices.

Author: Patricia Caplan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415156806

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Page: 280

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By addressing the issue of food and eating in Britain today this collection considers the ways in which food habits are changing and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence people's food choices. The articles explore, among other issues: • the family meal • wedding cakes • nostalgia and the invention of tradition • the rise of vegetarianism • the recent BSE crisis • the `creolization' of British food eating out • creation of individual identity through lifestyle. The contributors include Hanna Bradby, Simon Charsley, Allison James, Anne Keane, Lydia Martens and Alan Warde.

Jewish Identities in the New EuropeJewish Identities in the New Europe



For example , when British Jews today eat salt - beef sandwiches , or bagels and
lox , they would not normally claim that they are eating ` authentic ' Jewish food ;
they just feel that they are eating Jewish food . But that is also an identity ...

Author: Jonathan Webber

Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish Civi

ISBN: UOM:39015032482112

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Page: 307

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Among the problems considered are: what the Furure holds for the Jews of Europe; what it means to be Jewish in the countries of Eastern Europe; hopes and uncertainties in religious trends; development of interfaith relations.

The Cultural Politics of Food Taste and IdentityThe Cultural Politics of Food Taste and Identity



The book positions flavor as involving all the senses, and describes the multiple ways in which taste becomes tied to local, translocal, glocal, and cosmopolitan politics of identity.

Author: Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350162747

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Page: 280

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The Cultural Politics of Food, Taste, and Identity examines the social, cultural, and political processes that shape the experience of taste. The book positions flavor as involving all the senses, and describes the multiple ways in which taste becomes tied to local, translocal, glocal, and cosmopolitan politics of identity. Global case studies are included from Japan, China, India, Belize, Chile, Guatemala, the United States, France, Italy, Poland and Spain. Chapters examine local responses to industrialized food and the heritage industry, and look at how professional culinary practice has become foundational for local identities. The book also discusses the unfolding construction of “local taste” in the context of sociocultural developments, and addresses how cultural political divides are created between meat consumption and vegetarianism, innovation and tradition, heritage and social class, popular food and authenticity, and street and restaurant food. In addition, contributors discuss how different food products-such as kimchi, quinoa, and Soylent-have entered the international market of industrial and heritage foods, connecting different places and shaping taste and political identities.

Food Health and IdentityFood Health and Identity



By addressing the issue of food and eating in Britain today this collection considers the ways in which food habits are changing and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence people's food choices.

Author: Pat Caplan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134729999

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Page: 296

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By addressing the issue of food and eating in Britain today this collection considers the ways in which food habits are changing and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence people's food choices. The articles explore, among other issues: • the family meal • wedding cakes • nostalgia and the invention of tradition • the rise of vegetarianism • the recent BSE crisis • the `creolization' of British food eating out • creation of individual identity through lifestyle. The contributors include Hanna Bradby, Simon Charsley, Allison James, Anne Keane, Lydia Martens and Alan Warde.

Ethnic Identities in Dynamic PerspectiveEthnic Identities in Dynamic Perspective



... those in the double identity group and the deniers : both parents of the deniers
tend to be one category higher . The questions concerning respondents '
childhood revealed significant differences only in the case of meat eating ; those
with a ...

Author: Gypsy Lore Society. Annual Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000096454974

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Page: 267

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Dissociated IdentitiesDissociated Identities



Pork eating , the age - old marker of Batak from Malay , now separates Muslim
Karo from other Karo . When Muslims speak about the hindrances to Karo
converting to Islam , they speak obliquely of pig raising rather than pork eating .
That is ...

Author: Rita Smith Kipp

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029077503

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Page: 304

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An analysis of how Indonesia's policies on culture, religion, and class affect a particular ethnic group--the Karo.

The Precarious Identities of Dieters microform Dieting and Disinhibition as Responses to Uncertainty about IdentityThe Precarious Identities of Dieters microform Dieting and Disinhibition as Responses to Uncertainty about Identity



The present three studies aim to explain how disordered eating is related to identity confusion.

Author: Heather Anne Wheeler

Publisher: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada

ISBN: 0612916456

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Page: 280

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The present three studies aim to explain how disordered eating is related to identity confusion. The following propositions were made: (1) binge eating is a means of escaping or masking uncertainty about identity that dieters feel unable to cope with adaptively, and (2) the preoccupation with food and body weight issues seen in restrained eaters becomes an "identity substitute" for some young women, providing them with concrete goals that give them a sense of purpose, direction, and uniqueness in their lives that might be otherwise lacking. In three studies (Ns = 74, 63, & 103), Restrained eaters (Rs) and Unrestrained eaters (URs) were randomly assigned to one of three conditions that manipulated perceived certainty about identity to determine its effect on subsequent food intake. Further, Ss rated the extent to self-generated goals were central to their identities. All studies found support for the two main hypotheses: (1) Rs responded to an identity threat by overeating whereas URs' intake did not differ across conditions, and (2) Rs' diet-related goals were more central to their identities than were URs' diet-related goals. However, in contrast to hypotheses, there was little evidence that this overemphasis on diet-related goals had negative consequences for Rs' identities in other more adaptive domains (i.e., in terms of career- or school-related goals). Moreover, while there was some evidence that Rs were more likely to employ a diffuse-avoidance identity style and showed less identity commitment overall, the findings regarding Rs' relative degree of identity confusion were inconsistent across studies. Two studies also found that giving Rs a chance to reaffirm their identities, even after presented with an identity threat, can prevent disinhibited eating. Implications in terms of disordered eating and possibilities for further research are explored.

Collective Identities in ActionCollective Identities in Action



By the time Mr Y got home, Mrs Y had achieved a degree of calm, and asked her
husband if he should like to eat with her. He replied: - Well actually, my dear, I
have already eaten. MrsY: - You have eaten in the square ... You didn't eat on
that ...

Author: Bernd Giesen

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015055871282

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Page: 189

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Thirty years of sociological and political science enquiry failed to predict the wave of ethnic conflict that swept through Europe in the 1990s and the continuing ethnic tensions in the developing world. This book analyzes the last decades of political science and sociological enquiry into ethnicity and nationalist politics and lays down a new theoretical basis for understanding the field.

Food for Health Food for WealthFood for Health Food for Wealth



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 ...

Author: Lynn Harbottle

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782381785

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Page: 196

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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.

Food and Religious Identities in Spain 1400 1600Food and Religious Identities in Spain 1400 1600



This book examines this period of dynamic change in Iberian history through the lens of food and its relationship to religious identity. It also provides a basis for further study of the connection between food and identities of all types.

Author: Jillian Williams

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351817059

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Page: 206

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In the late fourteenth century, the Iberian Peninsula was home to three major religions which coexisted in relative peace. Over the next two centuries, various political and social factors changed the face of Iberia dramatically. This book examines this period of dynamic change in Iberian history through the lens of food and its relationship to religious identity. It also provides a basis for further study of the connection between food and identities of all types. This study explores the role of food as an expression of religious identity made evident in things like fasting, feasting, ingredient choices, preparation methods and commensal relations. It considers the role of food in the formation and redefinition of religious identities throughout this period and its significance in the maintenance of ideological and physical boundaries between faiths. This is an insightful and unique look into inter-religious dynamics. It will therefore be of great interest to scholars of religious studies, early modern European history and food studies.

Identity and Ideology in Digital Food DiscourseIdentity and Ideology in Digital Food Discourse



Exploring food-related interactions in various digital and cultural contexts, this book demonstrates how food as a discursive resource can be mobilized to accomplish actions of social, cultural, and political consequence.

Author: Alla Tovares

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350119161

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Page: 280

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Exploring food-related interactions in various digital and cultural contexts, this book demonstrates how food as a discursive resource can be mobilized to accomplish actions of social, cultural, and political consequence. The chapters reveal how social media users employ language, images, and videos to construct identities and ideologies that both encompass and transcend food. Drawing on various discourse analytic frameworks to digital communication, contributors examine interactions across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. From the multimodal discourse of a Korean livestreaming online eating show, to food activism in an English blogging community and discussions of a food-related controversy on Omani Twitter, this book shows how language and multimodal resources serve not only to communicate about food, but also as a means of accomplishing key aspects of everyday social life.

Carnal AppetitesCarnal Appetites



In Carnal Appetites, Elspeth Probyn charts the explosion of interest in food - from the cults that spring up around celebrity chefs, to our love/hate relationship with fast food, our fetishization of food and sex, and the impact of our ...

Author: Elspeth Probyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134595532

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Page: 176

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In Carnal Appetites, Elspeth Probyn charts the explosion of interest in food - from the cults that spring up around celebrity chefs, to our love/hate relationship with fast food, our fetishization of food and sex, and the impact of our modes of consumption on our identities. 'You are what you eat' the saying goes, but is the tenet truer than ever? As the range of food options proliferates in the West, our food choices become inextricably linked with our lives and lifestyles. Probyn also tackles issues that trouble society, asking questions about the nature of appetite, desire, greed and pleasure, and shedding light on subjects including: fast food, vegetarianism, food sex, cannibalism, forced feeding, and fat politics.

Self Cognitions as Motivational Predictors of Healthy EatingSelf Cognitions as Motivational Predictors of Healthy Eating



Variable N ( % ) Social identities 30 ( 100 ) Age identities 3 ( 10 ) Gender
identities 15 ( 50 ) Nuclear family identities 27 ( 90 ) Extended family identities 7 (
23.3 ) Non family social relations identities 21 ( 70 ) Religious identities 2 ( 6.7 )
Race ...

Author: Samar N. Noureddine

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049505731

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