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Competition, adaptation and mutation: Fresh market and supermarket conventions in Thailand

Isaacs, Bronwyn; Dixon, Jane; Banwell, Cathy; Kelly, Paul; Pangsap, Suttinan; Seubsman, Sam-ang


The speed at which international supermarkets chains have integrated themselves into Thai diets and food practices is without prior historical precedent. This article uses ethnographic data from Chiang Mai, Thailand, to examine how values surrounding food and food cultures are being sustained, are adapting and are being transformed. It examines both supermarkets and fresh markets as places where the values unfold in different ways. In discussing the sometimes competing, intermingling and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Sociology
DOI: 10.1177/1440783310384454


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