This article explores the experiences of Southern Sudanese refugee women in Brooks, Alberta, illustrating how "foodways" (Long 2004) impact and reflect women's conceptions of themselves as gendered, multinational citizens. When women seek out and appropriate diverse culinary traditions to create belonging within multiple circumstances, they enact agency. Women do not passively accept their fractured connections to their homeland but instead actively work to rebuild relationships within the diversity that defines their experiences in ways that garner them power, prestige and resources to improve their lives. These movements show how gender and power are entwined in the creation of transnational belonging.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 2012|
- Southern sudanese
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)