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Lecture: How Did Rāmen Become Japan's National Food?
Start Date: 4/14/2015Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Date: 4/14/2015

Event Description:

Speaker: Chef Mamie Nishide

Why did rāmen achieve national symbolic status in Japan during the 1990s, and what can be gleaned about the relationship between food, mass media, and labor by studying this transformation? In attempting to address these questions, the talk will consider the connection between the macro-economic shifts affecting the Japanese economy in this era and the transformation in the cultural milieu associated with the consumption of rāmen. The aim is to identify the logic behind the transformation of a food custom associated with a specific subgroup into a national tradition. More »

Free Admission.
Location Information:
West Campus - Wang Center
Nicolls Road, Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: Lecture Hall 1
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