Italians and Food

 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 29. Mai 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-3-030-15680-0 (ISBN)
 
This book is a novel and original collection of essays on Italians and food. Food culture is central both to the way Italians perceive their national identity and to the consolidation of Italianicity in global context. More broadly, being so heavily symbolically charged, Italian foodways are an excellent vantage point from which to explore consumption and identity in the context of the commodity chain, and the global/local dialectic.





The contributions from distinguished experts cover a range of topics including food and consumer practices in Italy, cultural intermediators and foodstuff narratives, traditions of production and regional variation in Italian foodways, and representation of Italianicity through food in old and new media.





Although rooted in sociology, Italians and Food draws on literature from history, anthropology, semiotics and media studies, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of food studies, consumer culture, cultural sociology, and contemporary Italian studies.
1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 3 s/w Abbildungen, 5 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 5 Illustrations, color; 3 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 279 p. 8 illus., 5 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 153 mm
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  • Dicke: 21 mm
  • 508 gr
978-3-030-15680-0 (9783030156800)
10.1007/978-3-030-15681-7
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Roberta Sassatelli is Professor of Sociology at the University of Milan and Visiting Professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Bra, Italy. She has published widely on consumer cultures, cultural theory, visual methods, gender and the body.

Foreword, Donna Gabaccia.- Introduction. Food and Italianicity. Consumer culture through the lenses of food, Roberta Sassatelli.- The invention of authentic Italian food: narratives, rhetoric, and media, Fabio Parasecoli.- Chapter Two. Italians Diasporic Identities and Food, Simone Cinotto.- Chapter Three. Locating Italianicity through food and tourism. Playing with geographical scales, Chiara Rabbiosi.- Chapter Four, Food Consumption and Food Activism in Italy, Carole Counihan, Millersville University.- Chapter Five. Good Food and Nice People. Hospitality and the Construction of Food Quality among the Italian Middle Classes, Roberta Sassatelli and Federica Davolio.- Chapter Six, Cooks, Italianicity and the Culinary Field in Italy, Lorenzo Domaneschi.- Chapter Seven. Not a matter of fame. Constructing the local as brand value, Roberta Sassatelli and Elisa Arfini.- Chapter Eight. Innovation, Creolization and Tradition. Cookbooks and the representation of Italian Ways of Food, Agnese Portincasa.- Chapter Nine. A postcard from taste. Food porn and the Italian-Style, Sebastiano Benasso and Luisa Stagi.- Conclusion. Food through the commodity circuit, Roberta Sassatelli.- Afterword. Food in Italian CultureMassimo Montanari
This book is a novel and original collection of essays on Italians and food. Food culture is central both to the way Italians perceive their national identity, and to the consolidation of Italianicity in global context. More broadly, being so heavily symbolically charged, Italian foodways are an excellent vantage point from which to explore consumption and identity in the context of the commodity chain, and the global/local dialectic.



The contributions from distinguished experts cover a range of topics including food and consumer practices in Italy, cultural intermediators and foodstuff narratives, traditions of production and regional variation in Italian foodways, and representation of Italianicity through food in old and new media.



Although rooted in sociology, Italians and Food draws on literature from history, anthropology, semiotics and media studies, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of food studies, consumer culture, cultural sociology, and contemporary Italian studies.

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