Diasporic Tastescapes

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Paula Torreiro Pazo

Intersections of Food and Identity in Asian American Literature

ISBN 978-3-643-90824-7
Band-Nr. 8
Jahr 2017
Seiten 228
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies


Diasporic Tastescapes seeks to explore the culinary metaphors
present in a selection of Asian American narratives written by a
variety of contemporary authors. The intricate web of culinary
motifs featured in these texts offers a fertile ground for the
study of the real and imaginary [hi]stories of the Asian American
community, an ethnic minority that has been persistently racialized
through its eating habits. Thus, this book examines those
literary contexts in which the presence of food images becomes
especially meaningful as an indicator of the nostalgia of the immigrant,
the sense of community of the diasporic family, the
clash between generations, or the shocks of arrival and return.
The reading of Asian American “edible metaphors” from these
perspectives will prove particularly revealing in relation to the
notions of “home”, “identity”, and “belonging”; all of them mainstays
of the diasporic consciousness.

Paula Torreiro Pazo works at Appalachian State University, in
North Carolina, USA. She is also a member of the research group CLEU
(Cultures and Literatures of the United States) at the University of A
Coruña, Spain.