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Title Food & power expressions of food-politics in South Asia edited by Kanchan Mukhopadhyay

Publication Info. New Delhi, India Thousand Oaks, California SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd 2020

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 424 pages) illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "Food practices of a people is product of multiple factors. People often eat what they prefer to eat, but it is not so simple always. Sometimes they eat what is available to them or what they are asked to eat. Thus, their natural or cultural preferences are interfered with by endogenous as well as exogenous forces capable of influencing their opinion. In India and its neighbouring countries, religion, caste and analogous systems of social ranking of a group of people, and their economic standing, often delimit their food practices. The state and market forces too influence food related behaviour of people by exercising control over production and trade of food and its availability and accessibility to the consumers. The present volume envisages understanding power relation between those who eat and those who decide (or at least try to decide) what the eaters should eat. As factors prompting food practices are multiple, manifestations of power relations are bound to be varied. Different chapters of this volume have examined food practices as expressions of varied forms of power relations. while examining the core issues, authors with various academic backgrounds possessing varied research experience have highlighted different dimensions of those common issues"-- Provided by publisher
Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Changing Economy and Culture of Food in Spiti -- Chapter 2: Tracing the Beef Politics of North India -- Chapter 3: Dravidian Food Culture -- Chapter 4: Food for Musicians -- Chapter 5: Transaction of Food, Beverage and Ranking of Space -- Chapter 6:Man, Medicine and Foods in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh -- Chapter 7:The Role of Panthibhojanam in the Navodhana Movement of Kerala -- Chapter 8: Feeding the Jarawas -- Chapter 9: Asserting 'Freedom'
Chapter 10:Food Culture and Power Relations in Nepali Society -- Chapter 11:Sustenance in the Margin -- Chapter 12: Hearth to Heaven -- Chapter 13: Materiality of Boro Food Culture -- Chapter 14:Food, Tradition and Politics among the Santals -- Chapter 15:Food Tradition of Chandal Community -- Chapter16: Place, Space, Identity and Transforming Cuisine among the Karen of the Andamans -- Chapter 17: Small Community and Large Industries -- Chapter 18: The Idea of Food -- Chapter 19: Gender Politics and Food Practices in Urban West Bengal -- About the Editor and Contributors -- Index
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Subject Food supply -- Political aspects.
Food supply -- Social aspects.
Food habits.
Food preferences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Added Author Mukhopadhyay, Kanchan, editor.
Added Title Food and power
Other Form: Print version Food and power New Delhi, India ; Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2020 9789353883768 (DLC) 2020008933 (OCoLC)1141977750
ISBN 9789353883782 electronic book
9353883784 electronic book
9789353883775 electronic book
9353883776 electronic book
9789353883768 hardcover
9353883768 hardback