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The Resource Burek : a culinary metaphor, Jernej Mlekuž

Burek : a culinary metaphor, Jernej Mlekuž

Label
Burek : a culinary metaphor
Title
Burek
Title remainder
a culinary metaphor
Statement of responsibility
Jernej Mlekuž
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'As Simple as Burek' is a saying current among young people in Slovenia. But in his book, Jernej Mlekuž holds just the opposite. The burek--a pie made of pastry dough filled with various fillings, well-known in the Balkans, Turkey (bürek), and also in the Near East by other names--whether on the plate or as a cultural artifact, is in fact not that simple. After a brief stroll though its innocent history, before parasitical ideologies had attached themselves to the burek and poisoned its discourses, Mlekuž focuses on the present. In Slovenia, the burek has become a loaded metaphor for the Balkans and immigrants from the republics of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Without the burek it would be equally difficult to consider the jargon of Slovenian youth, the imagined world of Slovenian chauvinism and the rhetorical arsenal of advertising agents when promoting healthy foods. In this analysis therefore, the burek is always what Mlekuž calls the metaburek. It is greasy, Balkan, Slovene, not-Slovene, the greatest, eastern, the best, shit, oriental, unhealthy, plebian, Yugoslav, junk, a cherub (burek spelled backwards is kerub, the Slovene word for cherub). And this metaburek, which is the protagonist of this book, is never a completely pure, innocent, unconditioned burek. It is much more than just a burek. And a word of warning: after consuming this text, the burek will never be the same"--Provided by pubolisher
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mlekuž, Jernej
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metaphor
  • Food
  • Pies
  • Immigrants
  • Nationalism
  • Popular culture
  • Political culture
  • Discourse analysis
  • Slovenia
  • Slovenia
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • COOKING
  • Discourse analysis
  • Food
  • Immigrants
  • Manners and customs
  • Metaphor
  • Nationalism
  • Pies
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Popular culture
  • Slovenia
Label
Burek : a culinary metaphor, Jernej Mlekuž
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preburek (I mean, foreword!) / Jože Vogrinc -- Before the burek -- Towards the burek -- About the burek -- After the burek -- (Non)burek literature -- Burekarchive
Control code
ocn927073958
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789633860915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19z4fbh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927073958
Label
Burek : a culinary metaphor, Jernej Mlekuž
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preburek (I mean, foreword!) / Jože Vogrinc -- Before the burek -- Towards the burek -- About the burek -- After the burek -- (Non)burek literature -- Burekarchive
Control code
ocn927073958
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789633860915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19z4fbh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927073958

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