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dc.contributor.authorRoncaglia, Sara
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2017-08-20 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:28:36Z
dc.identifier633752
dc.identifierOCN: 878145077
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31250
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/28503
dc.description.abstractEvery day in Mumbai 5,000 dabbawalas (literally translated as "those who carry boxes") distribute a staggering 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the city’s workers and students. Giving employment and status to thousands of largely illiterate villagers from Mumbai's hinterland, this co-operative has been in operation since the late nineteenth century. It provides one of the most efficient delivery networks in the world: only one lunch in six million goes astray. Feeding the City is an ethnographic study of the fascinating inner workings of Mumbai's dabbawalas. Cultural anthropologist Sara Roncaglia explains how they cater to the various dietary requirements of a diverse and increasingly global city, where the preparation and consumption of food is pervaded with religious and cultural significance. Developing the idea of "gastrosemantics" – a language with which to discuss the broader implications of cooking and eating – Roncaglia's study helps us to rethink our relationship to food at a local and global level. The publication of this book is financed by the generous support of interested readers and organisations, who made donations using the crowd-funding website unglue.it
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies::JFCV Food & society
dc.subject.otherindia
dc.subject.otherfood culture
dc.subject.otherdabbawalas
dc.subject.otherfood industry
dc.subject.otherfood distribution
dc.subject.othermumbai
dc.subject.otherco-operative
dc.subject.othergastrosemantics
dc.subject.otherDabbawala
dc.subject.otherIndia
dc.subject.otherMumbai
dc.titleFeeding the City: Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0031
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages232


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