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The Resource Dubious Gastronomy : the Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, Robert Ji-Song Ku

Dubious Gastronomy : the Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, Robert Ji-Song Ku

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Dubious Gastronomy : the Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA
Title
Dubious Gastronomy
Title remainder
the Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA
Statement of responsibility
Robert Ji-Song Ku
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM--all are examples of what Robert Ji-Song Ku calls dubious foods. Strongly associated with Asian and Asian American gastronomy, they are commonly understood as ersatz, depraved, or simply bad. In Dubious Gastronomy, Ku contends that these foods share a spiritual fellowship with Asians in the United States in that the Asian presence, be it culinary or corporeal, is often considered watered-down, counterfeit, or debased manifestations of the real thing. The American expression of Asianness is defined as doubly inauthentic--as insufficiently Asian and unreliably American when measured against a largely ideological if not entirely political standard of authentic Asia and America. By exploring the other side of what is prescriptively understood as proper Asian gastronomy, Ku suggests that Asian cultural expressions occurring in places such as Los Angeles, Honolulu, New York City, and even Baton Rouge are no less critical to understanding the meaning of Asian food--and, by extension, Asian people--than culinary expressions that took place in Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai centuries ago. In critically considering the impure and hybridized with serious and often whimsical intent, Dubious Gastronomy argues that while the notion of cultural authenticity is troubled, troubling, and troublesome, the apocryphal is not necessarily a bad thing: The dubious can be and is often quite delicious. Dubious Gastronomy overlaps a number of disciplines, including American and Asian American studies, Asian diasporic studies, literary and cultural studies, and the burgeoning field of food studies. More importantly, however, the book fulfills the critical task of amalgamating these areas and putting them in conversation with one another. Written in an engaging and fluid style, it promises to appeal a wide audience of readers who seriously enjoys eating--and reading and thinking about--food. --Amazon.com
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digitized
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P@U
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Ku, Robert Ji-Song
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Food in Asia and the Pacific
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooking, Asian
  • Gastronomy
  • Food in popular culture
  • Food habits
  • COOKING
  • COOKING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cooking, Asian
  • Food habits
  • Food in popular culture
  • Gastronomy
  • United States
Label
Dubious Gastronomy : the Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, Robert Ji-Song Ku
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Inauthentic gastronomy -- part II. Disreputable gastronomy -- part III. Artificial gastronomy
Control code
ocn870969885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 290 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824869465
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62cr5k
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870969885
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Dubious Gastronomy : the Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, Robert Ji-Song Ku
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Inauthentic gastronomy -- part II. Disreputable gastronomy -- part III. Artificial gastronomy
Control code
ocn870969885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824869465
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62cr5k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870969885
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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