Migrant cuisine, critical regionalism and gastropoetics

Highmore, Ben (2013) Migrant cuisine, critical regionalism and gastropoetics. Cultural Studies Review, 19 (1). pp. 99-116. ISSN 1837-8692

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Abstract

This essay is based around two sentences from Nadeem Alslam’s 2004 novel Maps for Lost Lovers. From this base comes an exploration of what aesthetics could mean for cultural studies, and what sorts of practices it could foster. The essay argues for the pertinence this may have for the study of food culture, while also taking up the project of ‘critical regionalism’ and ‘gastropoetics’ as a way of moving from the tightly figured frame of a fragment from a novel, to the histories, geographies and affects that impact on it.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Nadeem Alslam; immigration; Britain
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs (General)
Depositing User: Ben Highmore
Date Deposited: 27 May 2013 09:03
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 05:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27432

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