Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader

Editors: Ku, Robert Ji-Song, Manalansan, Martin F. and Mannur, Anita
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: New York University Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $79.00
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ISBN: 978-1-47-986925-1
Category: Food, Drink, Nutrition
Image Count: 31
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures and Maps
  • Acknowledgments
  • An Alimentary Introduction Robert Ji-Song Ku, Martin F. Manalansan IV, and Anita Mannur
  • PART I: LABORS OF TASTE
  • 1. Cambodian Donut Shops and the Negotiation of Identity in Los Angeles Erin M. Curtis
  • 2. Tasting America: The Politics and Pleasures of School Lunch in Hawai‘i Christine R. Yano (with Wanda Adams)
  • 3. A Life Cooking for Others: The Work and Migration Experiences of a Chinese Restaurant Worker in New York City, 1920–1946 Heather R. Lee
  • 4. Learning from Los Kogi Angeles: A Taco Truck and Its City Oliver Wang
  • 5. The Significance of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine in Postcolonial Hawai‘i Samuel Hideo Yamashita
  • PART II: EMPIRES OF FOOD
  • 6. Incarceration, Cafeteria Style: The Politics of the Mess Hall in the Japanese American Incarceration Heidi Kathleen Kim
  • 7. As American as Jackrabbit Adobo: Cooking, Eating, and Becoming Filipina/o American before World War II Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
  • 8. Lechon with Heinz, Lea & Perrins with Adobo: The American Relationship with Filipino Food, 1898–1946 René Alexander Orquiza Jr.
  • 9. “Oriental Cookery”: Devouring Asian and Pacific Cuisine during the Cold War Mark Padoongpatt
  • 10. Gannenshoyu or First-Year Soy Sauce? Kikkoman Soy Sauce and the Corporate Forgetting of the Early Japanese American Consumer Robert Ji-Song Ku
  • PART III: FUSION, DIFFUSION, CONFUSION?
  • 11. Twenty-First-Century Food Trucks: Mobility, Social Media, and Urban Hipness Lok Siu
  • 12. Samsa on Sheepshead Bay: Tracing Uzbek Foodprints in Southern Brooklyn Zohra Saed
  • 13. Apple Pie and Makizushi: Japanese American Women Sustaining Family and Community Valerie J. Matsumoto
  • 14. Giving Credit Where It Is Due: Asian American Farmers and Retailers as Food System Pioneers Nina F. Ichikawa
  • 15. Beyond Authenticity: Rerouting the Filipino Culinary Diaspora Martin F. Manalansan IV
  • PART IV: READABLE FEASTS
  • 16. Acting Asian American, Eating Asian American: The Politics of Race and Food in Don Lee's Wrack and Ruin Jennifer Ho
  • 17. Devouring Hawai‘i: Food, Consumption, and Contemporary Art Margo Machida
  • 18. “Love Is Not a Bowl of Quinces”: Food, Desire, and the Queer Asian Body in Monique Truong's The Book of Salt Denise Cruz
  • 19. The Globe at the Table: How Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian Reconfigures the World Delores B. Phillips
  • 20. Perfection on a Plate: Readings in the South Asian Transnational Queer Kitchen Anita Mannur
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors