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Author Avieli, Nir, 1966-

Title Rice talks [electronic resource] : food and community in a Vietnamese town / Nir Avieli.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 323 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Deciphering the Hoianese meal -- The social dynamics of the home meal -- Local specialties, local identity -- Feasting with the dead and the living -- Wedding feasts : from culinary scenarios to gastro-anomie -- Food and identity in community festivals -- Rice cakes and candied oranges : culinary symbolism in the big Vietnamese festivals -- Conclusion : food and culture -- interconnections.
Summary "Explores the importance of cooking and eating in the everyday social life of Hoi An, a properous market town in central Vietnam known for its exceptionally elaborate and sophisticated local cuisine. In a vivid and highly personal account, Nir Avieli takes the reader from the private setting of the extended family meal into the public realm of the festive, extraordinary, and unique. He shows how foodways relate to class relations, gender roles, religious practices, cosmology, ethnicity, and even local and national politics. This evocative study departs from conventional anthropological research on food by stressing the rich meanings, generative capacities, and potential subversion embedded in foodways and eating."--Publisher's description.
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Subject Food habits -- Vietnam -- Hội An.
Food -- Social aspects -- Vietnam -- Hội An.
Gastronomy -- Vietnam -- Hội An.
Cooking, Vietnamese.
Hội An (Vietnam) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Avieli, Nir, 1966- Rice talks. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012 9780253357076 (DLC) 2011028385 (OCoLC)707212810
ISBN 9780253005304 (electronic bk.)
0253005302 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613626325