Rice Talks: Food And Community In A Vietnamese Town

byNir Avieli

Paperback | April 30, 2012

Rice Talks: Food And Community In A Vietnamese Town by Nir Avieli
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Rice Talksexplores the importance of cooking and eating in the everyday social life of Hoi An, a properous market town in central Vietnam known for its exceptionally elaborate and sophisticated local cuisine. In a vivid and highly personal account, Nir Avieli takes the reader from the private setting of the extended family meal into the public realm of the festive, extraordinary, and unique. He shows how foodways relate to class relations, gender roles, religious practices, cosmology, ethnicity, and even local and national politics. This evocative study departs from conventional anthropological research on food by stressing the rich meanings, generative capacities, and potential subversion embedded in foodways and eating.

Nir Avieli is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben Gurion University in Israel.
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Title:Rice Talks: Food And Community In A Vietnamese TownFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:344 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:344 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:April 30, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253223709

ISBN - 13:9780253223708

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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