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dc.contributor.authorDuru, Maureen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-17T08:47:21Z
dc.date.available2021-02-17T08:47:21Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2021-02-12T04:30:35Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46712
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/63672
dc.description.abstractThis book examines the connection between food and identity in the Nigerian diaspora community in Belgium. Encounters between people from different cultures do not lead to a simple adaptation of the diet, but usually give rise to some kind of fusion of new and indigenous food habits.The author questions the relationship between what Nigerian migrants in the diaspora eat, their self-perception and how they engage with outsiders. Starting with a historical introduction about the country, this study examines what aspects of the Nigerian food culture is retained and what has changed. This is reflected by the dynamics in the Nigerian homes, especially the gender roles.The new generation of Nigerians, who see Belgium as home, also hang on to a Nigerian diet that remains not only an important part of who they are, but is also used in the creation of cultural boundaries and group identities. However, the influence of the new environment is very present because each diaspora community, wherever and whenever, must adapt. Skills such as language and social norms are indeed necessary to survive in the new environment. Yet, food plays a prominent role: on the one hand, it contributes to the affirmation of Nigerian feelings, and on the other hand, food serves as a means of communication with the host country.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBS Social groups, communities and identities::JBSD Urban communitiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBD Population and demographyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHH African historyen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherSociology
dc.subject.otherUrban
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherDemography
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAfrica
dc.titleDiaspora, Food and Identity
dc.title.alternativeNigerian Migrants in Belgium (Edition 1)
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3726/b11082
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf6ba26fb-2881-41c1-848a-f9628b869216
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9782807602120
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintPeter Lang International Academic Publishers
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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