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Author Avieli, Nir, 1966- author

Title Food and power : a culinary ethnography of Israel / Nir Avieli
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Series California studies in food and culture ; 67
California studies in food and culture ; 67
Contents Introduction : the hummus wars -- Size matters -- Roasting meat -- Why we like Italian food -- The McDonaldization of the Kibbutz dining room -- Meat and masculinity in a military prison -- Thai migrant workers and the dog meat eating myth -- Conclusion : food and power, orientalization and ambivalence
Summary "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."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject Cooking -- Social aspects -- Israel.
Cooking, Israeli -- History.
Kosher food.
National characteristics, Israeli.
Israel -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017026871
ISBN 0520964411 (electronic bk.)
9780520964419 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)