Eating the Vernacular, Being Cosmopolitan

Tammi Jonas


Abstract

Using a mixed methodology of ethnography in Australia, Vietnam and India, auto-ethnography and textual analysis of Australian migrants' biographies, this article uses the stories of 'insiders' and 'outsiders' to explore the importance of the vernacular, and the implications of authenticity in the maintenance of homely identities and the development of cosmopolitan ones.

Keywords

authenticity, food, migration, Vietnam, India

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