Title

Food, foodways and foodscapes: Culture, community and consumption in post-colonial Singapore

Publication Type

Edited Book

Publication Date

1-2015

Abstract

This fascinating and insightful volume introduces readers to food as a window to the social and cultural history and geography of Singapore. It demonstrates how the food we consume, the ways in which we acquire and prepare it, the company we keep as we cook and eat, and our preferences and practices are all revealing of a larger economic, social, cultural and political world, both historically and in contemporary times. Readers will be captivated by chapters that deal with the intersections of food and ethnicity, gender and class, food hybridity, innovations and creativity, heritage and change, globalization and localization, and more. This is a must-read for anyone interested in Singapore culture and society.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Place and Environment | Sociology of Culture

Research Areas

Humanities

ISBN

9789814641210

Identifier

10.1142/9416

Publisher

World Scientific

City or Country

Singapore

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1142/9416

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