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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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorIsaacs, Bronwyn
dc.contributor.authorDixon, Jane
dc.contributor.authorBanwell, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Paul
dc.contributor.authorPangsap, Suttinan
dc.contributor.authorSeubsman, Sam-ang
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:37:27Z
dc.identifier.issn1440-7833
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/35526
dc.description.abstractThe 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 mutating values, a Conventions Theory approach is adopted. The theory facilitates a discussion of the monetary, social and cultural evaluations of Chiang Mai's food markets. In doing so it is argued that the conventions theoretical approach could usefully be extended from western settings to take account of non-western development trajectories and culture-economy interdependencies.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceJournal of Sociology
dc.subjectKeywords: consumers; conventions theory; development; fresh markets; supermarkets; Thailand
dc.titleCompetition, adaptation and mutation: Fresh market and supermarket conventions in Thailand
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume46
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor111706 - Epidemiology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4468094xPUB125
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationIsaacs, Bronwyn, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationDixon, Jane, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBanwell, Cathy, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSeubsman, Sam-ang, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKelly, Paul, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationPangsap, Suttinan, Suthothai Thammathirat Open University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage413
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage436
local.identifier.doi10.1177/1440783310384454
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:08:04Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-78649937687
local.identifier.thomsonID000284526800005
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