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Bringing the City to the Country: Supermarket Expansion, Food Practices, and Aesthetics in Rural South Africa

Food Between the Country and the City : Ethnographies of a Changing Global Foodscape

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...One day during fieldwork, I sat waiting for a friend in a large grass-roofed rondavel that was one of a group of buildings clustered on a hillside in a village located in the north of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. A rondavel...
...Introduction Since the 1980s, supermarket retail has expanded dramatically, affecting diets and livelihoods around the world. This process represents fundamental...

South Africa

Signe Rousseau

Signe Rousseau teaches critical literacy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a contributing author to The Business of Food: Encyclopaedia of the Food and Drink Industry; Food Cultures of the World; Icons of American Cooking; The Oxford Companion to Food, and A Cultural History of Food, Volume 6: The Modern Age (2011) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 1 : Africa and the Middle East

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview The Republic of South Africa occupies the southernmost part of the African continent and includes an area known as the “cradle of humankind,” where three-million-year-old skeletons of the extinct hominid species...