Religion, Food, and Eating in North America

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Religion, Food, and Eating in North America

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The way in which religious people eat reflects not only their understanding of food and religious practice but also their conception of society and their place within it. This anthology considers theological foodways, identity foodways, negotiated foodways, and activist foodways in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Original essays explore the role of food and eating in defining theologies and belief structures, creating personal and collective identities, establishing and challenging boundaries and borders, and helping to negotiate issues of community, religion, race, and nationality. Contributors consider food practices and beliefs among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists, as well as members of new religious movements, Afro-Caribbean religions, interfaith families, and individuals who consider food itself a religion.

Series: Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History

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Religion

ISBN

9780231160308

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia University Press

City

New York

Keywords

foodways, food and religion, food and religious practice

Disciplines

Food Studies | Religion

Religion, Food, and Eating in North America

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