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dc.contributor.authorFARINA, FELICE
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-02T04:09:38Z
dc.date.available2022-06-02T04:09:38Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2022-06-01T12:24:17Z
dc.identifierONIX_20220601_9788855185066_621
dc.identifier2704-5919
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/56436
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/82394
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we will explore the political construction of washoku by analyzing Japan’s recent strategy of gastronationalism and gastrodiplomacy. We will argue that the definition of washoku, as inscribed in the UNESCO’s International Cultural Heritage List in 2013, is the result of a process of invention of tradition whose aim is to homogenize and preserve national identity and project this identity abroad. While emphasizing the role of food as an essential element of national identity, we will also show that the promotion of washoku is also motivated by the need to address several issues of broader domestic politics. Starting from the assumption that Japan’s low food self-sufficiency rate could be improved only by increasing the demand for Japanese food, the government implemented a strategy of promotion of washoku at home (gastronationalism) and abroad (gastrodiplomacy) in order to increase both the domestic consumption of traditional food and the export of agrifood products.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudi e saggi
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherwashoku
dc.subject.othergastronationalism
dc.subject.othergastrodiplomacy
dc.titleChapter The politics of washoku: Japan’s gastronationalism and gastrodiplomacy
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.36253/978-88-5518-506-6.09
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2ec4474d-93b1-4cfa-b313-9c6019b51b1a
oapen.relation.isbn9788855185066
oapen.pages15
oapen.place.publicationFlorence
dc.seriesnumber233


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