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Food for Health, Food for Wealth : Ethnic and Gender Identities in British Iranian Communities - Lynn Harbottle

Food for Health, Food for Wealth

Ethnic and Gender Identities in British Iranian Communities

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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. Lynn Harbottle is a medical anthropologist and nutritionist, with a particular interest in the food habits and health of ethnic minorities in Britain. She was awarded the Frankenberg prize for her Masters dissertation on which this book is based.

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Food and Consumption
Food, the Body and Taste
Nutritious and Delicious: Iranian Women and their Domestic Food-work
Food and Health: Traditional and Modern Influences
Incorporation, Identity and Health
Food for Wealth: Iranian Entrepreneurs in the Fast-Food Trade
The Restaurant Trade and the Invisibility of Iranian Cuisine
Performing Gender: Men, women and Food
Women, Food and Power
Childhood, Acculturation and Food
Pick N' Mix Cultures: Youth, Food and Identities
Conclusion
Appendix: Brief Methodological Details
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781571816344
ISBN-10: 1571816348
Series: Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 15th March 2004
Publisher: BERGHAHN BOOKS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.23