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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.
2009 (English)In: Food, Culture and Society, ISSN 1528-9796, Vol. 12, no 4, 497-523 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Where is food good to think from a Swedish cultural perspective? 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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Oxford: Berg publishers , 2009. Vol. 12, no 4, 497-523 p.
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food, imaginary geographies, Sweden, semiotic square, nature, culture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-32410OAI: diva2:280412
Available from: 2009-12-09 Created: 2009-12-09 Last updated: 2012-02-22Bibliographically approved

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