The immigrant restaurateur and the American city: Taste, toil, and the politics of inhabitation

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Abstract

I invert the dominant perspective of the consumer in academic work on ethnic food by inserting the habits, memories, work and dreams of immigrant entrepreneurs in an examination of taste in an American city. Although such a perspective has been ignored in most theoretical discussions, taste has for long been co-produced by immigrants and natives in American cities. Taste is transactional in a number of ways, minimally between producers, consumers and commentators, but also between domains of value-economic, aesthetic, and ethical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-396
Number of pages24
JournalSocial Research
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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