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Scholars have extensively studied the entry of restaurant chains such as McDonald’s into Asia and their reception, while attention has also been paid to ethnic restaurants as agents of cultural globalization. But what about the globalization of artisanal foods led by professional workers themselves? This book looks at artisanal pizza in Japan as a cultural object globalized and domesticated through the agency of the food producer, and shows that not only the food, but also the craftsperson, is going global. The volume analyzes the reception of pizza in Japan, the transnational flow of pizza chefs moving between Italy and Japan, and the impact that the food and the workers’ movements have on the craft of pizza-making itself.
Author: Derek J. Watson

Evidence for the earliest food production, symbolic representation and open air .village communities. in sub-Sahelian West Africa is associated with the Kintampo Tradition ca 3600 bp-3200 bp. This signals a profound transition in socio-economic organisation and technology as available evidence indicates that indigenes of the savanna-forest/forested zone comprised mobile and widely dispersed bands of hunter-gatherers. The Kintampo was originally viewed as a product of migration from the Sahel, but more recently, a syncretic development engendered by the adoption of northern traits by indigenous Punpun Tradition hunter-gatherers has been postulated. Both models are re-considered in view of a series of excavations of rock shelters in central Ghana, including a further re-excavation of K6, which yielded material culture of both traditions. Results are supplemented by a review of previous research, analysis of archival material, consideration of the wider archaeological context of West Africa and enthoarchaeological studies. The model proposed here challenges previous hypotheses for the emergence of the Kintampo out of existing local hunter-gatherer populations.

In: Journal of African Archaeology

pro- duced. (iii) Will there be any effects upon the dominance or social rela- tionships in the group? Following KuMMER'S (1978) hypothesis that animals may try to alter the tendency of others to improve their own suc- cess in a given situation, I expect that the food producer should be treated in a

In: Behaviour

clicks in Bantu languages of southern Africa 3. Molecular anthropological evidence for population contact in southern Africa 3.1. Khoisan genetic lineages Genetic contact between Bantu-speaking food producers and autochthonous foragers presumably

In: Language Dynamics and Change


While place-based food habits play an important role in many parts of Europe, this article argues that knowledge of food origins and production methods is especially important to many French consumers, and that children are often socialized to value ‘place’ in their eating habits from a young age. Although the socialization process takes many forms, this analysis provides an ethnographic case study of one particular mode of learning about food habits and place which I refer to as ‘journeys through ingestible topography.’ During ethnographic fieldwork in the Loire Valley, I observed French children – along with their parents and teachers – as they made several of these ‘journeys,’ in which they gained a sense of place by moving through geographic spaces, meeting food producers, obtaining first-hand knowledge of food production, and anchoring their memories with on-site tastings. In this process, they were socialized to become informed and ‘situated’ eaters – situating, or constructing, their identities in terms of place.

In: Food, Drink and Identity in Europe
Author: Daniel Burkhard

Internal colonization in Switzerland is often seen in connection with the battle for cultivation in the Second World War, but the history of internal colonization in Switzerland is more complex. The food crisis in the First World War formed the horizon of experience for various actors from industry, consumer protection, the urban population and agriculture to start considering practical strategies for managing agricultural production. In this way, traditional spaces, such as rural and urban areas and economic roles, such as food producer, consumer and trader, overlapped and were newly conceived to some extent: people started thinking about utopias and how a modern society could be designed to be harmonious and resistant to crisis. The aim of this article is to trace some of the key points in this process for the interwar years in neutral Switzerland. In the process, the focus must be on the context of people’s mentalities in the past, although the relationships between the actors of internal colonization and the state also need to be considered. Internal colonization in Switzerland in the twentieth century can be understood as an open process. In principle, the project was driven by private actors, but in times of crisis, the project was claimed by the state as a possible tool for social and economic intervention. In addition, as a result of the planned dissolution of urban and rural spaces, it will be shown that modern societies in the interwar period were on an existential search to overcome the problems of the modern age. Internal colonization can therefore be seen as an attempt to find a third way between a world characterized by an agrarian society and a modern industrial nation.

In: International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity
Author: Song, Hualing

dodging laws, and fast economic growth has caused an increase in food safety incidents. But there is high information asymmetry between food producers and the consumers; the common consumers are in a weak position in this process, and they are unable to distinguish food quality to guarantee their own

In: Chinese Research Perspectives Online
Author: Michael Brose

entrusted with the task of developing that potential. The Xi’an conference and trade fair illustrated clearly that Chinese halal food producers in northwest China know about and want to tap into the robust international halal market developing in Southeast Asia, and that, at least in this case, it is an

In: Review of Religion and Chinese Society
Author: Harvey Neo

the book’s subtitle (the other two being ‘place’ and ‘power’). Placing global food companies that focus on quantity production alongside niche alternative food producers who aim for quality production, the chapter paints a realistic picture of the contemporary foodscape where ‘there is a competi- tive

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
Author: Stephen Wegren

dominant food producer in Russia, but by the end o f the decade households had become the largest contributor to the nation's food supply (measured in ruble value). Private farms never accounted for more than 2 percent o f the n a t i o n ' s food output during the 1990s. Second, the conduct o f a

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies