Perceptions on the wider representation of Pakistani and Kashmiri culinary landscapes: An exploration of language, identity, and visual images
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
- Paul Webley Wing, SOAS
About this event
Following the collapse of the British Raj and the emergence of independent nation-sates, Pakistani and Kashmiri culinary landscapes have been extensively transformed during the last seven decades – as compared to what the cuisine looked like prior to and during the British Raj.
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Growing exchanges between the various diaspora in Europe and ‘at home’ communities have inextricably blended on one hand and changed the palate while at the same time retaining the authentic homestyle traditional recipes. The effects on broad societal changes brought by the advent of cooking shows, cable TV channels, internet, technology, MasterChef competitions and social media outlets on identity creation in terms of culinary landscapes is of an interest to varying academic disciplines including linguistics, anthropology, economics, politics, history, and sociology, however, has remained under-researched.
This groundbreaking project seeks to explore how we can begin to theorise the emerging construction of the online and in the wild Pakistani and Kashmiri culinary landscape in the European context. Drawing from both virtual and ‘in the wild’ linguistic landscaping, this paper will look at how Pakistani and Kashmiri instagrammers (globally) and restaurants in London and Stockholm construct their identities by invoking the social construction of memory, and by political-economic value creation.
Meet the speaker
- Dr Alia Amir
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