Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam

by Judith Ehlert, Nora Katharina Faltmann

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Book Description

This book approaches the anxieties inherent in food consumption and production in Vietnam. The country's rapid and recent economic integration into global agro-food systems and consumer markets spurred a new quality of food safety concerns, health issues and distrust in food distribution networks that have become increasingly obscured. This edited volume further puts the eating body centre stage by following how gendered body norms, food taboos, power structures and social differentiation shape people's ambivalent relations with food. It uncovers Vietnam's trajectories of agricultural modernisation against which consumers and producers manoeuvre amongst food self-sufficiency, security and abundance.
Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam is explicitly about 'dangerous' food – regarding its materiality and meaning. It provides social science perspectives on anxieties related to food and surrounding discourses that travel between the local and the global, the individual and society and into the body. Therefore, the book's lens of food anxiety matters for social theory and for understanding the embeddedness and discontinuities of food globalizations in Vietnam and beyond. Due to its rich empirical base, methodological approaches and thematic foci, it will appeal to scholars, practitioners and students alike.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam ebook for free in PDF format (4.4 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Published
2019
Pages
330
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811307423
ISBN10
9811307423
ISBN13 Digital
9789811307430
ISBN10 Digital
9811307431
PDF Size
4.4 MB
License
CC BY

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