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Food and power : a culinary ethnography of Israel

Author: Nir Avieli
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Series: California studies in food and culture, 67.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on ethnography conducted in Israel since the late 1990s, Food and Power considers how power is produced, reproduced, negotiated, and subverted in the contemporary Israeli culinary sphere. Nir Avieli explores issues such as the definition of Israeli cuisine, the ownership of hummus, the privatization of communal Kibbutz dining rooms, and food at a military prison for Palestinian detainees to show how cooking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Avieli, Nir, 1966-
Food and power.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017023348
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nir Avieli
ISBN: 9780520964419 0520964411
OCLC Number: 989520015
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 574 pages).
Contents: Introduction : the hummus wars --
Size matters --
Roasting meat --
Why we like Italian food --
The McDonaldization of the Kibbutz dining room --
Meat and masculinity in a military prison --
Thai migrant workers and the dog meat eating myth --
Conclusion : food and power, orientalization and ambivalence.
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 67.
Responsibility: Nir Avieli ; drawings by Heimo Wallner.

Abstract:

"Drawing on ethnography conducted in Israel since the late 1990s, Food and Power considers how power is produced, reproduced, negotiated, and subverted in the contemporary Israeli culinary sphere. Nir Avieli explores issues such as the definition of Israeli cuisine, the ownership of hummus, the privatization of communal Kibbutz dining rooms, and food at a military prison for Palestinian detainees to show how cooking and eating create ambivalence concerning questions of strength and weakness and how power and victimization are mixed into a sense of self-justification that maintains internal cohesion among Israeli Jews."--Provided by publisher.

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