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The semiotics of migrants’ food : between codes and experience

Greco, Sara

In: Semiotica, 2016, no. 211, p. 59–80

This paper sets out to analyze cultural semiotics of migrants’ food and culinary practices. Moving from the perspective of the Tartu school of semiotics, which views culture both as a grammar (a set of codes) and as a set of texts, food can be characterized as a specific cultural element where grammar and text (code and experience) are woven together. International migrants live one or more...

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Ethanol Production, Food and Forests

Andrade de Sá, Saraly ; Palmer, Charles ; Engel, Stefanie

In: Environmental and Resource Economics, 2012, vol. 51, no. 1, p. 1-21

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Eating the other : a semiotic approach to the translation of the culinary code = Il cibo dell’altro : un approccio semiotioco alla traduzione del codice alimentare

Stano, Simona ; Volli, Ugo (Dir.) ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Danesi, Marcel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014COM003.

Eating and food are often compared to language and communication: anthropologically speaking, food is undoubtedly the primary need. Nevertheless, as Roland Barthes (1961) defends, this need is highly structured, and it involves substances, practices, habits, and techniques of preparation and consumption that are part of a system of differences in signification. In this sense we can speak about a...