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Mental foodscapes: Where Swedes would go to eat well (and places they would avoid)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6096-2752
2009 (English)In: Food, Culture and Society, ISSN 1528-9796, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 497-523Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the following article the author asks 480 Swedish respondents where they would go to eat well, and which places they would avoid in the same pursuit. The results reveal a Swedish mental foodscape, a sort of collective imaginary geography of food which is shared by the respondents. The Mediterranean region together with South-east Asia and Japan appear as favourite destinations for the respondents, while the US stands out as a destination that Swedes would avoid to eat well. Finally the author argues that the way that the Swedish respondents make sense of food and place can be reduced to a small number of binary opposites, most importantly that between culture and nature.

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2009. Vol. 12, no 4, p. 497-523
Keywords [en]
food, imaginary geographies, Sweden, semiotic square, nature, culture
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Sociology
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-32410DOI: 10.2752/175174409X456764OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-32410DiVA, id: diva2:280412
Available from: 2009-12-09 Created: 2009-12-09 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved

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