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Dubious gastronomy : the cultural politics of eating Asian in the USA

Author: Robert Ji-Song Ku
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2014]
Series: Food in Asia and the Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM--all are examples of what Robert Ji-Song Ku calls dubious foods. Strongly associated with Asian and Asian American gastronomy, they are commonly understood as ersatz, depraved, or simply bad. In Dubious Gastronomy, Ku contends that these foods share a spiritual fellowship with Asians in the United States in that the Asian  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ku, Robert Ji-Song.
Dubious gastronomy
(OCoLC)1013836012
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ji-Song Ku
ISBN: 9780824839215 0824839218 9780824839970 0824839978
OCLC Number: 843124225
Description: x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Inauthentic gasronomy. California roll --
Chinese take-out --
Disreputable gastronomy. Kimchi --
Dogmeat --
Artificial gastronomy. Monosodium glutamate --
SPAM.
Series Title: Food in Asia and the Pacific.
Responsibility: Robert Ji-Song Ku.

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By exploring the other side of what is prescriptively understood as proper Asian gastronomy, Robert Ji-Song Ku suggests that Asian cultural expressions occurring in places such as Los Angeles,  Read more...

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