Sunday, April 14, 2013

conference "Food and Immigrant Life: The Role of Food in Forced Migration, Migrant Labor, and Re-creating Home," Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, 2013

The Center for Public Scholarship and the Food Studies Program at The New School are pleased to present the 29th Social Research conference, "Food and Immigrant Life: The Role of Food in Forced Migration, Migrant Labor, and Re-creating Home," on Thursday and Friday April 18 and 19, 2013, at The New School in New York City.

The conference will examine the complex relationships between food and migration. Food scarcity is not only at the root of much human displacement and migration—the food industry also offers immigrants an entry point into the U.S. economic system while simultaneously confining migrants to low wages and poor, if not unsafe, work conditions. At the same time, food allows immigrants to maintain their cultural identity. The conference places issues of immigration and food service work in the context of a broader social justice agenda and explores the cultural role food plays in expressing cultural heritage. http://www.newschool.edu/cps/subpage.aspx?id=86734

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