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The essences of multiculture: A sensory exploration of an inner-city street market

Rhys-Taylor, Alex. 2013. The essences of multiculture: A sensory exploration of an inner-city street market. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 20(4), pp. 393-406. ISSN 1070-289X [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This paper applies methods and concepts derived from a ‘sensory turn’ within the social sciences to a street market, popular with migrants to east London, to explore the socio-sensory processes through which convivial metropolitan multiculture is produced. Arguing against critiques of “eating the other” (hooks 1992, p.21) and reductive accounts of cross-cultural interaction (assimilation, acculturation, boutique cosmopolitanism etc.) this paper hones a sensory attention on the market place and reveals the ways urbanites come to live with difference and, between them, develop metropolitan multicultures.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2013.822380

Keywords:

race, senses, multiculture, smell

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
September 2013Published

Item ID:

8359

Date Deposited:

09 Jun 2013 12:57

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2018 05:31

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/8359

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