Ethnic identity, (post)colonialism and foodways: Ghanaians in London
Tuomainen, Helena. (2009) Ethnic identity, (post)colonialism and foodways: Ghanaians in London. Food, Culture & Society, Vol.12 (No.4). pp. 525-554. ISSN 1552-8014Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175174409X456773
This paper presents findings from a study examining the relationship between migration, foodways, ethnic identities and gender among Ghanaians in London. Exposed to British institutions and customs already in Ghana, the identities and foodways of Ghanaians have been formed through the (post)colonial experience. This study was grounded in qualitative and theoretical research on meals. The micro-level analysis of current and past food habits within households was set in a wider context by exploring the development of food culture in the community as a whole. Ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in Ghanaian households, functions, restaurants and food stores. The impact of (post)colonialism on the foodways and identities of Ghanaians in London has been multifaceted. The preference for the traditional Sunday roast and for turkey and trimmings at Christmas, and the delay in the establishment of Ghanaian food-related businesses, are just a few signs of Ghanaians' hybrid identities.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Food, Culture & Society|
|Official Date:||December 2009|
|Number of Pages:||30|
|Page Range:||pp. 525-554|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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