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Food parcels in international migration : intimate connections /
Diana Mata-Codesal, Maria Abranches, editors.
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Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
description
xiii, 223 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN
3319403729, 9783319403724
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imprint
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
isbn
3319403729
9783319403724
abstract
This book takes food parcels as a vehicle for exploring relationships, intimacy, care, consumption, exchange, and other fundamental anthropological concerns, examining them in relation to wider transnational spaces. As the contributors to this volume argue, food and its related practices offer a window through which to examine the reconciliation of people's localised intimate experiences with globalising forces. Their analyses contribute to an embodied and sensorial approach to social change by examining migrants and their families' experiences of global connectedness through familiar objects and narratives. By bringing in in-depth ethnographic insights from different social and economic contexts, this volume widens the understanding of the lived experiences of mobility and goes beyond the divide between origin and destination countries, therefore contributing to new ways of thinking about migration and transnationalism that take into consideration the materiality of global connections and the way such connections are embodied and experienced at the local level.
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11464831
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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