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Nguyen, Gennie Thi. Home is where rice is: maintaining and transforming cultural identity beyond the borders of Vietnam

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dc.contributor.author Thi Nguyen, Gennie
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-09T23:16:23Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-09T23:16:23Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Thi Nguyen, Gennie (2007). Home is where rice is: maintaining and transforming cultural identity beyond the borders of Vietnam. -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.37, p.25-38. en
dc.identifier.issn 0047-3928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/2142
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses how persisting Vietnamese foodways are critical to sustaining cultural identity for Vietnamese refugees. For any immigrant group, traditional foods represent a connection to the past, function to maintain ethnic identity, and assist in reducing the effects of acculturation (Kilcik 1984). Vietnamese food is not only important for the maintenance of identity for refugees who fled Vietnam in search of asylum, but also for their descendents. Vietnamese food acts as a shared symbol that helps hold Vietnamese communities together. Persisting Vietnamese foodways is an important way for descendents of displaced Vietnamese to form their ethnic cultural identity, since they were not acculturated in Vietnam. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LAJ en
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.37 en
dc.subject Vietnamese-Americans en
dc.subject Cultural identity en
dc.subject Ethnic identity en
dc.subject Food as cultural heritage en
dc.subject Acculturation en
dc.subject Cultural symbols en
dc.subject Rice en
dc.subject Diasporas en
dc.subject Food traditions en
dc.subject Vietnamese identity en
dc.title Nguyen, Gennie Thi. Home is where rice is: maintaining and transforming cultural identity beyond the borders of Vietnam en
dc.type Article en

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