Constructing Ethnic Identity Through Mealtime Rituals and Practices

Amandeep Takhar, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Pepukayi Chitakunye, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
This research examines the significance of meal time rituals and food consumption practices in constructing individual ethnic identity. Using the 3rd generation of the British Sikh community as the research context, it seeks to understand how the acculturative and reacculturative characteristics of meal time rituals impact their individual identity projects.
[ to cite ]:
Amandeep Takhar and Pepukayi Chitakunye (2012) ,"Constructing Ethnic Identity Through Mealtime Rituals and Practices", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep G├╝rhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1113-1113.