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Feeding Japan

The Cultural and Political Issues of Dependency and Risk

Editors: Niehaus, Andreas, Walravens, Tine (Eds.)

  • Analyses issues from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Discusses the distinctive methods of food education
  • Covers the pre-modern and modern period of Japanese history
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This edited collection explores the historical dimensions, cultural practices, socio-economic mechanisms and political agendas that shape the notion of a national cuisine inside and outside of Japan. Japanese food is often perceived as pure, natural, healthy and timeless, and these words not only fuel a hype surrounding Japanese food and lifestyle worldwide, but also a domestic retro-movement that finds health and authenticity in ‘traditional’ ingredients, dishes and foodways. The authors in this volume bring together research from the fields of history, cultural and religious studies, food studies as well as political science and international relations, and aim to shed light on relevant aspects of culinary nationalism in Japan while unearthing the underlying patterns and processes in the construction of food identities.

About the authors

Andreas Niehaus is Head of the Department Languages and Cultures at Ghent University, Belgium. His research focuses on early-modern and modern Japanese body culture, sport history as well as cultural and national identities.

Tine Walravens is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Japanese Studies, Ghent University, Belgium. Her research is on the politics of food and food safety in East Asia, in particular Japanese consumer trust and food risk.

Reviews

“An important and timely volume.” (Samuel Yamashita, Ponoma College, USA)

“Covering a wide range of topics from history to culture, from public policy to nationalism, and from social history to contemporary consumption trends, the essays herein offer much useful information on as well as analytical insights into the richness, heterogeneity, and creativity of Japanese foodways.” (Timothy Y. Tsu, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

“A very welcome addition to the growing scholarship on Japanese food.” (Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Leiden University, Netherlands)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: Reconsidering Japanese Food

    Walravens, Tine (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • ‘They Should Be Called Gluttons and Be Despised’: Food, Body and Ideology in Kaibara Ekiken’s Yōjōkun (1713)

    Niehaus, Andreas

    Pages 19-51

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  • ‘Sweets Reimagined’: The Construction of Confectionary Identities, 1890–1930

    Mitsuda, Tatsuya

    Pages 53-82

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  • For Gluttons, Not Housewives: Japan’s First Gourmet Magazine, Kuidōraku

    Rath, Eric C.

    Pages 83-111

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  • Global Recognition and Domestic Containment: Culinary Soft Power in Japan

    Assmann, Stephanie

    Pages 113-137

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eBook 99,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50553-4
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50552-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feeding Japan
Book Subtitle
The Cultural and Political Issues of Dependency and Risk
Editors
  • Andreas Niehaus
  • Tine Walravens
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50553-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50553-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50552-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 540
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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