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Food Across Cultures

Linguistic Insights in Transcultural Tastes

Editors: Balirano, Giuseppe, Guzzo, Siria (Eds.)

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  • Examines the role of food in shaping transnational identities in different language contact situations
  • Analyses how 'ethnic' food practices serve to craft both group and individual identities as well as multiple social positioning
  • Interrogates the notion of food as performance and culture, traversing linguistic, cultural and post-national borders
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This edited volume brings together original sociolinguistic and cultural contributions on food as an instrument to explore diasporic identities. Focusing on food practices in cross-cultural contact, the authors reveal how they can be used as a powerful vehicle for positive intercultural exchange either though conservation and the maintenance of cultural continuity, or through hybridization and the means through which migrant communities find compromise, or even consent, within the host community. Each chapter presents a fascinating range of data and new perspectives on cultures and languages in contact: from English (and some of its varieties) to Italian, German, Spanish, and to Japanese and Palauan, as well as an exemplary range of types of contact, in colonial, multicultural, and diasporic situations. The authors use a range of integrated approaches to examine how socio-linguistic food practices can, and do, contribute to identity construction in diverse transnational and diasporic contexts. The book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of translation, semiotics, cultural studies and sociolinguistics. 

About the authors

Giuseppe Balirano is Professor of English Linguistics and Translation in the Department of Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, Italy.
Siria Guzzo is Tenured Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Salerno, Italy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Italian Food Perception as a Marker of the Spread of Italian Identity in Germany

    Pages 1-21

    Bandini, Amelia (et al.)

  • Food and Translation in Montalbano

    Pages 23-42

    Dore, Margherita

  • Callaloo or Pelau? Food, Identity and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago

    Pages 43-70

    Esposito, Eleonora

  • Diasporic Identities in Social Practices: Language and Food in the Loughborough Italian Community

    Pages 71-97

    Guzzo, Siria (et al.)

  • Stuff the Turkey! An Investigation of Food, Language and Performative Identity Construction in Eat Pray Love

    Pages 99-125

    Hughes, Bronwen

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11153-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11152-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Across Cultures
Book Subtitle
Linguistic Insights in Transcultural Tastes
Editors
  • Giuseppe Balirano
  • Siria Guzzo
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11153-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11153-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11152-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 211
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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