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“This little piggy went to PigFest …”: The Paradox of PigFest

Pauline Adema

in Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731200
eISBN:
9781604733334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731200.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the story of PigFest in Coppell, Texas, which, unlike the Gilroy Garlic Festival, represents a failed attempt to create a sense of community and place identity through a ... More


“More Than a Place of Worship”: Food Festivals and Thai American Suburban Culture

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/9780520293731.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines food festivals at the Wat Thai of Los Angeles, the first and largest Thai Buddhist temple in the nation, which was established in 1979, as a window on the relationship between ... More


Making a Foodscape: Gilroy and the Iconization of Garlic

Pauline Adema

in Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731200
eISBN:
9781604733334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731200.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to explore the creation and perpetuation of Gilroy’s identity as a foodscape, a food-themed place. It then explains the concept of foodscape; traces ... More


Garlic Galore: Festival Inversion, Subversion, and the Enactment of Labor Relations

Pauline Adema

in Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731200
eISBN:
9781604733334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731200.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes major events at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, which include the Gilroy Garlic Queen Pageant, garlic braiding classes, and the garlic topping contest. It argues that as place-based ... More


Festive Foodscapes: Food Symbolization and Place Making

Pauline Adema

in Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731200
eISBN:
9781604733334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731200.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter ties together the loose threads of the preceding discussions. It argues that there are multiple dimensions to iconizing food as a strategy of place branding and community building, and ... More


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