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Identity Presentation
Identity Presentation
Identity Presentation
Identity Presentation
Identity Presentation
Identity Presentation
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Identity Presentation

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Group presentation at the American University of Paris.

Group presentation at the American University of Paris.

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  • 1. Food Cultures March 26, 2012 Heather Blanchard Matthew Bedard Robert Barnes 1Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 2. What’s For Dinner? 2Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 3. Video 3Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 4. Food Culture Readings • Shields-Argeles: Mastering French Cuisine, Espousing French Identity • Lukacs: Iron Chef Around the World 4Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 5. Shields-Argeles Mastering French Cuisine, Espousing French Identity 5Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 6. Summary • American women (Beth & Linda) married to french men • Linda: In Chicago, supportive husband (food), extension of France/self, exotic • Beth: In Paris, husband critical (food), extension of America/refute, simplification • Value of French food rituals and assimilation to the cultural practice • Selves defined through narrative reconstruction, the act of eating: presenting, preparation, discussion. 6Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 7. Critical Evaluation • Cultural other/superiority (Appadurai) • Cosmopolitanism/expatriation (Beck) • Cultural capital/construction of taste (Strauss/ Tomlinson) • Self-reflexivity (Fouccalt) 7Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 8. Gabriella Lukacs Iron Chef Around the World Japanese food television, soft power and cultural globalization 8Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 9. Video 9Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 10. Summary • Japanese cooking show • High drama, High cost ingredients • Global audience • Localization (Iron Chef America) • Media may not act as soft power 10Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 11. Critical Appraisal • Westernization • Cultural Globalization • Cosmopolitan Media (?) • Sense-making through an Oriental framework 11Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 12. Application • Food as cultural capital (awareness, preparation, exploration, access) • Playing into/reinforcement of stereotypes • Definition and role of “the other” • Food as entertainment 12Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 13. What’s For Dinner? 13Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 14. Discussion • What is the role of food in cosmopolitanism? • Can food transcend class? • How does taste help constitute the nation/ state? 14Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 15. Bon Appetit! Itadakimasu! Happy Eating! Heather Blanchard Matthew Bedard Robert Barnes 15Monday, March 26, 2012

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