By Jean Duruz, Gaik Cheng Khoo
Accepting the problem of rethinking connections of foodstuff, area and identification inside daily areas of “public” consuming in Malaysia and Singapore, the authors input highway stalls, hawker facilities, markets, cafes, eating places, “food streets,” and “ethnic” neighborhoods to supply a broader photograph of the which means of consuming in public areas. The booklet creates a powerful feel of the methods varied humans stay, consume, paintings, and chill out jointly, and lines negotiations and lodgings in those dynamics. The motif of rojak (Malay, which means “mixture”), including Ien Ang’s evocative “together-in-difference,” allows the research to maneuver past the immediacy of road consuming with its moments of trade and remembering. eventually, the e-book strains the political tensions of “different” humans dwelling jointly, and the hunt for domestic and id in a global at the movement. all of the chapters designates a special area for exploring those cultures of “mixedness” and their contradictions—whether those contain “old” and “new” varieties of sociality, struggles over meanings of position, or frissons of delight and probability in consuming “differently.” easily positioned, Eating Together is ready figuring out advanced varieties of multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore in the course of the brain, tongue, nostril, and eyes.
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