Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel

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University of California Press, Oct 22, 2012 - Cooking - 207 pages
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Beyond Hummus and Falafel is the story of how food has come to play a central role in how Palestinian citizens of Israel negotiate life and a shared cultural identity within a tense political context. At the household level, Palestinian women govern food culture in the home, replicating tradition and acting as agents of change and modernization, carefully adopting and adapting mainstream Jewish culinary practices and technologies in the kitchen. Food is at the center of how Arab culture minorities define and shape the boundaries and substance of their identity within Israel.
 

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Contents

Food Ethnicity and Identity
1
The Culinary Scene as Constructing
72
THE ENCOUNTER
97
When There Is No Pride
129
Conclusion 161
161
Notes
169
Glossary of Culinary Terms 181
181
Works Cited
187
Index
199
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Liora Gvion is a senior lecturer of Sociology at Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv and teaches at Hebrew University in the Department of Clinical Nutrition.

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