Food as a matter of being : experiential continuity in transnational lives

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Food as a matter of being : experiential continuity in transnational lives

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dc.contributor.author Povrzanovic Frykman, Maja
dc.contributor.editor Mata-Codesal, Diana
dc.contributor.editor Abranches, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-14T06:52:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-14T06:52:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 25-46 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-40372-4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23331
dc.description.abstract This chapter is based on the research project “The Transnational Life of Objects: Material Practices of Migrants’ Being and Belonging,” which promotes a broad interest in how objects constitute transnational social spaces established by migrants and by their counterparts who stayed behind. The question of how people make choices, exercise agency and create continuity in conditions of transnational migration is pursued, with the focus on objects and material practices. Deliberations around the meanings of “the taste of home” are plentiful in the intersected fields of food, migration and material culture studies, and tend to focus on identity and memory. Indeed, food can be interpreted as a material expression of belonging, status or family history, or of social and cultural difference. Food can be central to migrants’ creation of places of remembrance or pride, mourning or celebration, privacy or symbolic communion, or economic connection with the relatives who stayed behind. As the negotiation of belonging often entails communication through objects, food parcels are involved in multifaceted quests and attempts to belong. However, by presenting and discussing some ethnographic examples of sensuous aspects of transnational interconnections in situations of physical separation, I promote a complementary approach that centres on the materiality of food and food-related objects and practices. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anthropology, Change, and Development;
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.subject transnational practices en_US
dc.subject material culture en_US
dc.subject food en_US
dc.subject being and belonging en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Food as a matter of being : experiential continuity in transnational lives en_US
dc.type BookChapter en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 2 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-40373-1_2 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Food Parcels in International Migration: Intimate Connections en_US
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