Food, identity, and cultural reproduction in immigrant communities

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Immigrants cope with the dislocation and disorientation they experience in their new environment by re-creating a sense of place in their domestic environment around food production, preparation, and consumption. Cooking and other food-related practices play a crucial role as they negotiate their presence in post-industrial societies where individuals and groups define their identities around lifestyles and consumer goods. The exploration of personal, communal, collective, and institutional experiences will highlight the dynamics that underlie the development of culinary traditions among immigrants, and the role they play in the formation of their sense of community in specific places that are also integrated in transnational networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-439
Number of pages25
JournalSocial Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • General Social Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Political Science


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