Title

Rethinking Regions: Comparative Food Studies in Digital South Asia

Presenter Information

Maya Dodd, FLAME UniversityFollow

Submission Type

20-minute Presentation

Abstract

Rethinking Regions: Comparative Food Studies in Digital South Asia

Food studies includes ideas on the environment, constructions of regional identity and culinary history. To interrogate the ways in which regional identities are forged, digital research on the anthropology of different geographies in South Asia's regions pose challenges to a neatly told culinary or social history. In a time when food blogs are as prolifically abundant as are comments, reviews and recommendations of food destinations, the pedagogical challenge in the classroom to telling this history underscores the need for improved digital cataloging and informational curation. In a bid to improve public access to this data, several efforts are ongoing to curate online content toward improving archival access for all in India. I will describe our experience with this pedagogical challenge in food studies in India.

Session

Poster

Location

Thomas Great Hall

Start Date

5-17-2017 5:45 PM

End Date

5-17-2017 7:30 PM

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May 17th, 5:45 PM May 17th, 7:30 PM

Rethinking Regions: Comparative Food Studies in Digital South Asia

Thomas Great Hall

Rethinking Regions: Comparative Food Studies in Digital South Asia

Food studies includes ideas on the environment, constructions of regional identity and culinary history. To interrogate the ways in which regional identities are forged, digital research on the anthropology of different geographies in South Asia's regions pose challenges to a neatly told culinary or social history. In a time when food blogs are as prolifically abundant as are comments, reviews and recommendations of food destinations, the pedagogical challenge in the classroom to telling this history underscores the need for improved digital cataloging and informational curation. In a bid to improve public access to this data, several efforts are ongoing to curate online content toward improving archival access for all in India. I will describe our experience with this pedagogical challenge in food studies in India.