Food, Foodways And Foodscapes: Culture, Community And Consumption In Post-colonial Singapore

Lily Lee Lee Kong

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814641227

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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.

Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 260
Imprint: World Scientific
Publication date: 20151021
Series: World Scientific Series On Singapore's 50 Years Of Nation-building

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