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Too Hot to Handle?: Restaurants and Thai American Identity

Mark Padoongpatt

in Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293731
eISBN:
9780520966925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293731.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the Thai restaurant boom in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s to show how Thais grappled with U.S. racial, gender, and class structures through the food-service industry. The ... More


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