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Food and Power : A Culinary Ethnography of Israel, Paperback / softback Book

Food and Power : A Culinary Ethnography of Israel Paperback / softback

Part of the California Studies in Food and Culture series

Description

Drawing on ethnography conducted in Israel since the late 1990s, Food and Power considers how power is produced, reproduced, negotiated, and subverted in the contemporary Israeli culinary sphere.

Nir Avieli explores issues such as the definition of Israeli cuisine, the ownership of hummus, the privatization of communal Kibbutz dining rooms, and food at a military prison for Palestinian detainees to show how cooking and eating create ambivalence concerning questions of strength and weakness and how power and victimization are mixed into a sense of self-justification that maintains internal cohesion among Israeli Jews.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 296 pages, 19 b-w illustrations
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9780520290105

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