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Transactions in Taste

The Collaborative Lives of Everyday Bengali Food

Transactions in Taste( )
Author: Janeja, Manpreet
ISBN:978-0-415-72631-3
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
Imprint:Routledge India
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $37.95
Book Description:

In a radical departure from previous ethnographies of food, this book asks how and why food is pivotal to social relations and forms of identity that emerge as normal and not-normal. It does so by describing the production, consumption, distribution, and disposal of 'normal Bengali food' in middle-class households that employ cooks from poor classes, and in Bengali restaurants, in contemporary Calcutta (India) and Dhaka (Bangladesh). In a rare comparative foray into Bengali Hindu...
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Pages:222
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
Cooking / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.35 Pounds

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