The Resource Falafel nation : cuisine and the making of national identity in Israel, Yael Raviv

Falafel nation : cuisine and the making of national identity in Israel, Yael Raviv

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Falafel nation : cuisine and the making of national identity in Israel
Title
Falafel nation
Title remainder
cuisine and the making of national identity in Israel
Statement of responsibility
Yael Raviv
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Examines the role of food in the construction of the Jewish nation, using food from field to table as a lens through which to understand Israeli history, society, and politics"--
  • "When people discuss food in Israel, their debates ask politically charged questions: Who has the right to falafel? Whose hummus is better? But Yael Raviv's Falafel Nation moves beyond the simply territorial to divulge the role food plays in the Jewish nation. She ponders the power struggles, moral dilemmas, and religious and ideological affiliations of the different ethnic groups that make up the "Jewish State" and how they relate to the gastronomy of the region. How do we interpret the recent upsurge in the Israeli culinary scene--the transition from ideological asceticism to the current deluge of fine restaurants, gourmet stores, and related publications and media?Focusing on the period between the 1905 immigration wave and the Six-Day War in 1967, Raviv explores foodways from the field, factory, market, and kitchen to the table. She incorporates the role of women, ethnic groups, and different generations into the story of Zionism and offers new assertions from a secular-foodie perspective on the relationship between Jewish religion and Jewish nationalism. A study of the changes in food practices and in attitudes toward food and cooking, Falafel Nation explains how the change in the relationship between Israelis and their food mirrors the search for a definition of modern Jewish nationalism. "--
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
641.595694
Index
index present
LC call number
TX724
LC item number
.R385 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of Jews in Society
Label
Falafel nation : cuisine and the making of national identity in Israel, Yael Raviv
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised version of the author's thesis (doctoral)--New York University, 2002
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Putting Down Roots: Agricultural Labor and Icons -- 2. Patriotic Distribution: The "Hebrew" Watermelon -- 3. Kitchen Lessons: Educating Home Cooks -- 4. The Virtual Kitchen: Making Room for Pleasure -- 5. The Professional Kitchen: Articulating a National Cuisine -- 6. No Table Required: Consumption and the Public Sphere -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Historical Context
Control code
ocn921988915
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803290235
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b34743911
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921988915
  • pebcs0803290217

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