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Title Food, drink and identity in Europe / edited by Thomas M. Wilson
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (236 pages) : illustrations
Series European studies : an interdisciplinary series in European culture, history and politics ; 22
European studies (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 22
Contents Food, drink and identity in Europe : consumption and the construction of local, national and cosmopolitan culture / Thomas M. Wilson -- Food, phagophobia and English national identity / Menno Spiering -- From whiskey to famine : food and intercultural encounters in Irish history / Joep Leerssen -- Diet and modernization in the Netherlands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Michael Wintle -- HItting the bar : alcohol, football identities and global flows in Norway / Gary Armstrong and Hans Hognestad -- "Social wine" : ethnic identity and wine consumption in the Basque diaspora in Barcelona (Spain) / F. Xavier Medina -- Journeys through "ingestible topography" : socializing the "situated eater" in France / Wendy L.H. Leynse -- The quest for quality : food and the notion of "trust" in the Gers area in France / Karen Montagne -- Food fights at the EU table : the gastronomic assertion of Italian distinctiveness / Erick Castellanos and Sara M. Bergstresser -- Food, national identity, and emergent Europeanness at the European Space Agency / Stacia E. Zabusky
Summary Scholars across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly examining the importance of consumption to changing notions of local, regional, national and supranational identity in Europe. As part of this interest, anthropologists, historians, sociologists and others have paid particular attention to the roles which food and drink have played in the construction of local, regional and national identity in Europe. This volume provides the first multidisciplinary look at the contributions which food and alcohol make to contemporary European identities, including the part they play in proce
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Cooking -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Food habits -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Food -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Group identity -- Europe.
National characteristics, European.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, Thomas M., 1951-
ISBN 1429456248 (electronic bk.)
9781429456241 (electronic bk.)