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Eating Together: Food, Space, and Identity in Malaysia and Singapore

Jean Duruz and Gaik Cheng Khoo
Format
Book
Published
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Language
English
ISBN
9781442227408, 1442227400, 9781442227415 (electronic)
Summary
"Analyzes cultures of eating together in Malaysia and Singapore. It explores everyday spaces, such as street stalls, hawker centers, and coffee shops. Reflecting on these as sites for people's "different" culinary exchanges, the book captures resonances of national, ethnic, cosmopolitan and multicultural identity"--
Contents
  • Introduction : making rojak or eating "together-in-difference"?
  • Kopitiam : in search of cosmopolitan spaces and meanings in Malaysia
  • Spreading the toast of memory : from Hainanese kopitiams to boutique coffee shops in Singapore
  • Mamak, anyone? : Tamil Muslim eateries in Malaysia
  • Growing up transnational : travelling through Singapore's hawker centers
  • Dumplings at Changi : Singapore's urban villages as spaces of exchange and re-invention
  • The little nyonya and Peranakan Chinese identity : between commodification and cosmopolitanism
  • Currying the nation : a song and dance about multiculturalism.
Description
xv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) and index.
Technical Details
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