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Bitter and sweet : food, meaning, and modernity in rural China, Ellen Oxfeld

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Bitter and sweet : food, meaning, and modernity in rural China
Title
Bitter and sweet
Title remainder
food, meaning, and modernity in rural China
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Oxfeld
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Less than a half century ago, China experienced a cataclysmic famine, which was particularly devastating in the countryside. For older people in rural areas, food now symbolizes everything from misery and extreme want to relative abundance. Young people, on the other hand, have a different relationship to food. Many young rural Chinese are migrating to rapidly industrializing cities for work, happy to leave behind the backbreaking labor associated with peasant agriculture. Bitter and Sweet examines the role of food in one rural Chinese community, as it has shaped everyday lives over the course of several tumultuous decades. In her superb ethnographic accounts, Ellen Oxfeld compels us to reexamine some of the dominant frameworks that have permeated recent scholarship on contemporary China, work that describes increasing dislocation and individualism and a lack of moral centeredness. By using food as our lens, we see a more complex picture, one in which connectedness and sense of place continue to play an important role, even in the context of rapid change."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
Dewey number
338.1/951091734
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9016.C62
LC item number
O94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
California Studies in Food and Culture
Series volume
63
Label
Bitter and sweet : food, meaning, and modernity in rural China, Ellen Oxfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The value of food in rural China -- Labor -- Memory -- Exchange -- Morality -- Conviviality -- Conclusion : stitching the world together
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780520293526
Lccn
2016048660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)961308352
Label
Bitter and sweet : food, meaning, and modernity in rural China, Ellen Oxfeld
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The value of food in rural China -- Labor -- Memory -- Exchange -- Morality -- Conviviality -- Conclusion : stitching the world together
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780520293526
Lccn
2016048660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)961308352

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