Feeding the City.  Sara Roncaglia

Feeding the City

By Sara Roncaglia

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Synopsis

Every day in Mumbai 5,000 dabbawalas (literally translated as & quot;those who carry boxes & quot;) distribute a staggering 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the city & rsquo;s workers and students. Giving employment and status to thousands of largely illiterate villagers from Mumbai & #39;s hinterland, this co-operative has been in operation since the late nineteenth century. It provides one of the most efficient delivery networks in the world: only one lunch in six million goes astray. Feeding the City is an ethnographic study of the fascinating inner workings of Mumbai & #39;s dabbawalas. Cultural anthropologist Sara Roncaglia explains how they cater to the various dietary requirements of a diverse and increasingly global city, where the preparation and consumption of food is pervaded with religious and cultural significance. Developing the idea of & quot;gastrosemantics & quot; & ndash; a language with which to discuss the broader implications of cooking and eating & ndash; Roncaglia & #39;s study helps us to rethink our relationship to food at a local and global level. The publication of this book is financed by the generous support of interested readers and organisations, who made donations using the crowd-funding website unglue.it

Sara Roncaglia

  • Publisher:
  • Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN:
  • 9781909254039
  • Language:
  • Inglés
  • Size:
  • Kb
  • Published:
  • July 29, 2015
  • Protection:
  • Sin DRM
  • Ciencia social / General
    Sociología y Antropología

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