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Anthropology of Food & Nutrition
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Production, Exchange and Consumption in West African Migration
224 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-372-5 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (May 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-373-2 eBook Not Yet Published
“This is an original, clearly-written, theoretically-informed ethnography of foodways in Guinea-Bissau and migrant communities in Portugal… Taken as a whole, it makes an equally important contribution to the literature on transnational migration and food studies.” • David E. Sutton, Southern Illinois University
Food Connections follows the movement of food from its production sites in West Africa to its final spaces of consumption in Europe. It is an ethnographic study of economic and social life amongst a close-knit community of food producers, traders and consumers and a wide range of small intermediaries that operate in Guinea-Bissau and Portugal. By investigating the way meanings of food and land are embedded in everyday experiences and relationships in the various phases of the movement, on both sides of the migration, it reveals the connections that transnational processes of food production, exchange and consumption generate between two lifeworlds.
Maria Abranches is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia. She has previously worked as a migration researcher and consultant in Portugal, and at the University of Sussex. She is the co-editor of the book Food Parcels in International Migration: Intimate Connections (2018, Palgrave Macmillan).
Subject: Food & Nutrition Anthropology (General) Refugee and Migration Studies
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