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dc.contributor.authorLonghurst, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Lynda
dc.contributor.authorHo, Elsie
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-17T22:04:08Z
dc.date.available2010-08-17T22:04:08Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationLonghurst, R., Johnston, L. & Ho, E. (2010). A visceral approach: cooking ‘at home’ with migrant women in Hamilton, New Zealand. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 34(3), 333-345.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4363
dc.description.abstractPeople’s visceral experiences of food – the tastes, textures and aromas – can tell us a great deal about their emotional and affective relations with place. Questions of bodies and embodiment are increasingly becoming a focus for geographers and migration scholars. In this article we extend some of this work by examining how the visceral can shape (and be shaped by) a range of socio-political relations. We concentrate on food and eating as a central political issue and illustrate how a visceral approach can push understandings of migrants’ experiences. We focus on a group of 11 migrant women from South Africa, Singapore, Korea, Iraq, Thailand, Hong Kong, Somalia, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico and India in their ‘new home’ in Hamilton, New Zealand. Each of the women prepared and cooked for us a dish that was significant to them in some way. These migrant women are comfortable in their domestic spaces and largely experience cooking not as a burden but as an important way of staying viscerally connected with their ‘old home’. Creating a domestic space where the body feels ‘at home’ can help resituate and reconstitute the diasporic subject. This kind of visceral approach is useful for informing the development of social policy.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWileyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2009.00349.x/pdfen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectcookingen_NZ
dc.subjecthomeen_NZ
dc.subjectmigrationen_NZ
dc.subjectwomenen_NZ
dc.subjectsensesen_NZ
dc.titleA visceral approach: cooking ‘at home’ with migrant women in Hamilton, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1475-5661.2009.00349.xen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfTransactions of the Institute of British Geographersen_NZ
pubs.begin-page333en_NZ
pubs.elements-id35230
pubs.end-page345en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume34en_NZ


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