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‘Going Native?'

Settler Colonialism and Food

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Addresses the subject of settler colonial identity and settler-indigenous relations through the prism of food

  • Provides rich, original, innovative and empirical contributions from a wide range of geographic case studies

  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, in a global comparative framework

Part of the book series: Food and Identity in a Globalising World (FIGW)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Alejandro Colás, Daniel Monterescu, Ronald Ranta
    Pages 1-20
  3. After Decolonisation?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201
    2. Sustaining the Memory of Colonial Algeria Through Food

      • Amy L. Hubbell, Jorien van Beukering
      Pages 221-245
    3. The Predicaments of Settler Gastrocolonialism

      • Lorenzo Veracini
      Pages 247-259
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 261-277

About this book

This volume offers a comparative survey and analysis of diverse settler colonial experiences in relation to food, food culture and foodways - how the latter are constructed, maintained, revolutionised and, in some cases, dissolved. What do settler colonial foodways and food cultures look like? Are they based on an imagined colonial heritage, do they embrace indigenous repertoires or invent new hybridised foodscapes? What are the socio-economic and political dynamics of these cultural transformations?  In particular, this volume focuses on three key issues: the evolution of settler colonial identities and states; their relations vis-à-vis indigenous populations; and settlers’ self-indigenisation – the process through which settlers transform themselves into the native population, at least in their own eyes. These three key issues are crucial in understanding the rise of settler colonial identities and states, and their interaction with the indigenous populations that inhabit them. The work will be of interest to students and scholars of food studies, settler and post-colonial studies, sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists. 

Keywords

  • sociology of food
  • indigenous populations
  • cultural appropriation
  • gastrocolonialism
  • settler colonial heritage

Reviews

​A fascinating and complex account of power, race and privilege, this innovative volume describes the centrality of food to global and local histories of inequality and dominance 

—Raul Matta, University of Göttingen, Germany

This is a clever, insightful, and original volume that interrogates the subtleties and complexities of settler colonial structures and power relations. It demonstrates the utility and importance of food as an analytical tool and food studies as a critical discipline

 —Nir Avieli, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Politics and International Relations, Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, UK

    Ronald Ranta

  • Department of Politics Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK

    Alejandro Colás

  • Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Vienna, Austria

    Daniel Monterescu

About the editors

Ronald Ranta is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the Kingston University London, UK. As a former chef, he has written extensively on the subject of food and identity, particularly national identity.

Alejandro Colás is Professor of International Relations at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. 

Daniel Monterescu is Associate Professor of Urban Anthropology and Food Studies at Central European University, Vienna, Austria. 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-96268-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)