Selma Tozanli (UMR MOISA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) et Marc Dedeire (UMR ART-Dev, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) cosignent l'article "Distance: How Mobility Gives Rise to Paradoxes in (Re)Constructing Food Identity" paru dans la revue en accès libre Nutrition and Food Processing.
The authors base their research on observations and in the literature concerning different forms of mobility of human beings and food products, distances and territorial anchoring. They continue by addressing the paradoxes in acculturation processes that occur during identity (re)construction in food consumption and eating habits.
They focus on the role of cross-border migration, in the spreading of genuine country-specific products and/or local food specialties of migrant populations in their host countries. What are the different definitions of the distance/s between the migrant and his home country and the host culture? What role does the migrant play in the spreading of these eating habits? How does the acculturation process work? What different forms of territorial anchoring account the spreading of these genuine country-specific foods?