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Food, Faith and Gender in South Asia: The Cultural Politics of Women's Food Practices

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by Nita Kumar, Usha Sanyal

    • Author

      Nita Kumar

    • Book Format

      Hardcover

    • Publisher

      Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    • Published

      February 2020

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    Food, Faith and Gender in South Asia: The Cultural Politics of Women's Food Practices

    Today's Price £105.50



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    How do women express individual agency when engaging in seemingly prescribed or approved practices such as religious fasting? How are sectarian identities played out in the performance of food piety? What do food practices tell us about how women negotiate changes in family relationships?

    This collection offers a variety of distinct perspectives on these questions. Organized thematically, areas explored include the subordination of women, the nature of resistance, boundary making and the construction of identity and community. Methodologically, the essays use imaginative reconstructions of women's experiences, particularly where the only accounts available are written by men. The essays focus on Hindus and Muslims in South Asia, Sri Lankan Buddhist women and South Asians in the diaspora in the US and UK. Pioneering new research into food and gender roles in South Asia, this will be of use to students of food studies, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies.

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    • Author

      Nita Kumar

    • Book Format

      Hardcover

    • Publisher

      Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    • Published

      February 2020

    • Weight

      500g

    • Dimensions

      161 x 237 x 21 mm

    • ISBN

      9781350137066

    • ISBN-10

      1350137065

    • Eden Code

      5665417

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    • Author/Creator: Nita Kumar

    • ISBN: 9781350137066

    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    • Release Date: February 2020

    • Weight: 500g

    • Dimensions: 161 x 237 x 21 mm

    • Eden Code: 5665417


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