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Food Festivals and Local Development in Italy

A Viewpoint from Economic Anthropology

Authors: Fontefrancesco, Michele Filippo

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  • Examines food, festivals, and rural life in Italy
  • Compares the Italian case with other food festivals 
  • Analyses the importance of food festivals in rural and economic development
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What does the proliferation of food festival tell us about rural areas? How can these celebrations pave the way to a better future for the local communities? This book is addressing these questions contributing to the ongoing debate about the future of rural peripheries in Europe.

The volume is based on the ethnographic research conducted in Italy, a country internationally known for its food tradition and one of the European countries where the gap between rural and urban space is most pronounced. It offers an anthropological analysis of food festivals, exploring the transformational role they have to change and develop rural communities. Although the festivals aim mostly at tourism, they contribute in a wider way to the life of the rural communities, acting as devices through which a community redefines itself, reinforces its sociality, reshapes the perception and use of the surrounding environment. In so doing, thus, the books suggests to read the festivals not just as celebrations driven by food fashion, but rather  fundamental grassroots instruments to contrast the effects of rural marginalization and pave the way to a possible better future for the community


About the authors

Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco is an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, in Italy. His research focuses on themes of economic anthropology and, in particular, in issues concerning local development in Europe and Eastern Africa.  


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Festivals and Local Development in Italy
Book Subtitle
A Viewpoint from Economic Anthropology
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53321-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53321-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53320-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVI, 179
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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