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dc.contributor.authorThi Nguyen, Gennie
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-09T23:16:23Z
dc.date.available2009-09-09T23:16:23Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationThi 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.issn0047-3928
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/2142
dc.description.abstractThis 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.languageen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWichita State University. Department of Anthropologyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLAJen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.37en
dc.subjectVietnamese-Americansen
dc.subjectCultural identityen
dc.subjectEthnic identityen
dc.subjectFood as cultural heritageen
dc.subjectAcculturationen
dc.subjectCultural symbolsen
dc.subjectRiceen
dc.subjectDiasporasen
dc.subjectFood traditionsen
dc.subjectVietnamese identityen
dc.titleNguyen, Gennie Thi. Home is where rice is: maintaining and transforming cultural identity beyond the borders of Vietnamen
dc.typeArticleen


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