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Eating plays a central role in the negotiation of everyday life

June 5, 2013

“Aside from the necessity of sustenance, eating is in most cultural contexts a social practice, playing a central role in the negotiation of everyday life.”[1]

“food and foodways [are] a particularly potent way of illustrating contrasting cultural practices. Such observations [about difference? – I need to check the context] inevitably come loaded with evaluation, drawing directly on deeply held notions of civilization and savagery, purity and pollution, etc.”[2]

There are a “variety of ways in which food can function as a medium both for the exposition of otherness, and for negotiation and engagement.”[3]


[1] 129 Daisy Tam and Nicola Frost (2008) Introduction: Food Journeys – Culinary Travels in Time and Space’ Food, Culture & Society 11(2)June: 127-132

[2] 129 Daisy Tam and Nicola Frost (2008) Introduction: Food Journeys – Culinary Travels in Time and Space’ Food, Culture & Society 11(2)June: 127-132

[3] 128 Daisy Tam and Nicola Frost (2008) Introduction: Food Journeys – Culinary Travels in Time and Space’ Food, Culture & Society 11(2)June: 127-132

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