Eating Asian America: A food studies reader

Robert Ji Song Ku (Editor), Martin F. Manalansan (Editor), Anita Mannur (Editor)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Abstract

Chop suey. Sushi. Curry. Adobo. Kimchi. The deep associations Asians in the United States have with food have become ingrained in the American popular imagination. So much so that contentious notions of ethnic authenticity and authority are marked by and argued around images and ideas of food. Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader collects burgeoning new scholarship in Asian American Studies that centers the study of foodways and culinary practices in our understanding of the racialized underpinnings of Asian Americanness. It does so by bringing together twenty scholars from across the disciplinary spectrum to inaugurate a new turn in food studies: The refusal to yield to a superficial multiculturalism that naively celebrates difference and reconciliation through the pleasures of food and eating. By focusing on multi-sited struggles across various spaces and times, the contributors to this anthology bring into focus the potent forces of class, racial, ethnic, sexual and gender inequalities that pervade and persist in the production of Asian American culinary and alimentary practices, ideas, and images. This is the first collection to consider the fraught itineraries of Asian American immigrant histories and how they are inscribed in the production and dissemination of ideas about Asian American foodways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherNew York University Press
Number of pages444
ISBN (Electronic)9781479818952
ISBN (Print)9781479810239
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    • 1 Chapter
    • 1 Foreword/postscript

    An alimentary introduction

    Ku, R. J. S., Manalansan, M. F. & Mannur, A., Jan 1 2013, Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader. Ku, R. J-S., Manalansan, M. F. & Mannur, A. (eds.). New York University Press, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

    Beyond authenticity: Rerouting the Filipino culinary diaspora

    Manalansan, M. F., Jan 1 2013, Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader. Ku, R. J-S., Manalansan, M. F. & Mannur, A. (eds.). New York University Press, p. 288-300 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Cite this

    Ku, R. J. S., Manalansan, M. F., & Mannur, A. (Eds.) (2013). Eating Asian America: A food studies reader. New York University Press.