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Transitions in Taste in Vietnam and the Diaspora

Thomas, Mandy


This paper argues that food and styles of eating have become the predominant markers of social change for the Vietnamese in both Vietnam and in the diaspora. In post-socialist Vietnam the transition to a market economy has allowed for a huge growth in the number of restaurants and cafés, and in the north, a return to an earlier style of cooking. The intense interest and emphasis on food as embodied pleasure has meant that it has come to stand for the transition away from a heavily...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/j.1835-9310.2004.tb00365.x


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