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« Bath » packets and multiple Colombo(s): Food and gendered urban experience.

Palat Narayanan, Nipesh ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9879-7702 (2022). « Bath » packets and multiple Colombo(s): Food and gendered urban experience. Anthropology of Food , vol. S17 . DOI: 10.4000/aof.13090.

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Rice is a staple in Sri Lanka and is often eaten with three or more condiments. This article explores the modes in which this staple transforms itself when it becomes a packaged commodity of ‘rice and curry’ (called “bath packets”) in Colombo. Tracing the bath packets, I build an intertwined narrative, of: (i) gender performativity and perception in making, selling, and buying of bath packets, and (ii) the implicit socio-economic codes and urban imaginations therein. Conceptually, the bath packet and people involved with it are not analysed as merely operating in the urban, but the urban is read as a co-constituent in creating food as a socio-cultural construct. The article engages with urban knowledge production, its appropriation, legitimization, conflict, and subversion, via the socio-cultural constructs, gendered relations, and environmental processes around food.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: production du savoir; théorie du Sud; féminisme matérialiste; non-conformisme urbain; cuisine de rue; Sri Lanka
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 23 févr. 2023 20:07
Dernière modification: 23 févr. 2023 20:07
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/13195

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