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Strangers at the table? Redefining identity boundaries through food narratives
Journal Title: MONDI MIGRANTI 
Author/s: Alice Scavarda, Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto, Vulca Fidolini 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 135-148 FullText PDF:  187 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MM2021-002008
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Through the analysis of three case studies adopting three different qualitative methods, namely semi-structured interviews, Photovoice and digital ethnography, the paper analyses how food within migration represents a space, either real or virtual, either real or imagined, to make symbolic boundaries. The latter can be con-structed both with nostalgia and reasserted as a distinctive trait, able to differenti-ate who migrates from native population. In parallel, food can allow a hybridiza-tion of different traditions, unravelling hidden and unusual aspects of migration processes.
Keywords: food; migrations; stigma; interviews; photovoice; virtual ethnography

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Alice Scavarda, Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto, Vulca Fidolini, Strangers at the table? Redefining identity boundaries through food narratives in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 2/2021, pp. 135-148, DOI:10.3280/MM2021-002008

   

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