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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...

FCJ-142 Spectacles and Tropes: Speculative Design and Contemporary Food Cultures

Why Food Matters : Critical Debates in Food Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

...Introduction Speculative design is a practice of creating imaginative projections of alternate presents and possible futures using design representations and objects. At times critical and at other times whimsical, it is a distinctive...
...Introduction Since the 1980s, supermarket retail has expanded dramatically, affecting diets and livelihoods around the world. This process represents fundamental...

Cape Town: Postindustrial Chic in a Changing Society

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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Global Brooklyn: Designing Food Experiences in World Cities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

...Introduction With its iconic Table Mountain, magnificent beaches, world-renowned wines, and an ever-expanding Waterfront development featuring stores that may seem more at home on New York’s 5th Avenue (Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton...
...Science Has Proven It—Rooibos Tea Is Magic.Headline after headline extols the “Rooibos Miracle.” Exported to more than thirty countries, South African rooibos tea is celebrated for its “earthy” flavor and medicinal qualities. The list...

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...