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Harbottle - Chapter 06

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Buy and Download Description The previous chapters have begun to consider the ways in which domestic food-work involves identity-work. This chapter continues that focus by exploring how Iranian settler women in Britain attempt to maintain the identities of themselves and their families as Iranian through their food-provisioning tasks. It examines how the ingestion of food may be a dangerous business, fraught with biological risks, such as poisoning, and associated culturally with a fear of pollution. The section then explores the dilemma of Iranian women, obliged to purchase foodstuffs which they perceive to contain toxins, such as pesticides and hormones, and how this may represent a deeper fear of being contaminated by western cultural values. Finally, it describes how women resolve their dilemma and applies a modified version of Lévi-Strauss's culinary triangle to demonstrate how, through their food-preparation rituals, skill and labour and by the application of specific cooking techniques and ingredients they are able to positively transform potentially dangerous raw ingredients into nourishing and satisfying cooked meals, and in the process obtain respect, power and status within their families and within the wider community. The previous chapters have begun to consider the ways in which domestic food-work involves identity-work. This chapter continues that focus by exploring how Iranian settler women in Britain attempt to maintain the identities of themselves an
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