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Food Across Borders
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Department of Social and Economic Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8796-7756
Dartmouth College.
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

he act of eating defines and redefines borders. What constitutes “American” in our cuisine has always depended on a liberal crossing of borders, from “the line in the sand” that separates Mexico and the United States, to the grassland boundary with Canada, to the imagined divide in our collective minds between “our” food and “their” food. Immigrant workers have introduced new cuisines and ways of cooking that force the nation to question the boundaries between “us” and “them.”  The stories told in Food Across Borders highlight the contiguity between the intimate decisions we make as individuals concerning what we eat and the social and geopolitical processes we enact to secure nourishment, territory, and belonging

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Brunswick, NJ, USA: Rutgers University Press, 2017. , p. 278
Keywords [en]
Food, Borders, USA
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History
Research subject
Geography; Food, Nutrition and Dietetics; History; Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-371911ISBN: 978-0-8135-9196-4 (print)ISBN: 978-0-8135-9197-1 (print)ISBN: 978-0-8135-9198-8 (electronic)ISBN: 978-0-8135-9200-8 (electronic)ISBN: 978-0-8135-9199-5 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-371911DiVA, id: diva2:1274806
Available from: 2019-01-03 Created: 2019-01-03 Last updated: 2019-01-03

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