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Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics

Grant reference: RES-145-28-0003

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The reproduction of 'cultural taste' amongst the Ukrainian diaspora in Bradford, England
This paper refers to research with Ukrainian families in Bradford that was conducted in an attempt to investigate the transmission of values, with particular reference to food. Here we report on how this research led us towards a better understanding of how cultural ‘taste’ evolves between generations. The paper thus draws upon three studies undertaken in the 1980s, 1990s and more recently between 2005 and 2008 with those who identify themselves with the Ukrainian communities in the city. The first two studies used oral history to collect life stories, while the more recent research used a range of anthropological methods. We have sought to draw in particular on, and combine theoretical insights from, Bourdieu and Passeron's work on ‘habitus’ (1979) and Mannheim's concept of ‘generational style’ (1997). By combining the earlier testimonies with more recent data, we conclude that each generation has developed its own distinctive projects and styles as it has negotiated its historical times. In arriving at this conclusion we want to suggest that while the influences of technology and media are influential in transforming ‘taste’, and foodways in particular, the generational projects and their food ideologies were the main determinant factor shaping the foodways of the Ukrainian diaspora.
10.1111/j.1467-954X.2011.01963.x
English

Primary contributor

Co-author Oscar Forero

Additional contributors

Co-author Graham Smith

Additional details

58
Supplement s2
Yes
0038-0261
Blackwell Publishing
01 December 2010
78-96
Oxford
Post-print
Sociological review

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Harvard

Forero, Oscar and Smith, Graham (2010) The reproduction of 'cultural taste' amongst the Ukrainian diaspora in Bradford, England. Sociological review. 58 (Supplement s2), pp. 78-96 Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Vancouver

Forero Oscar and Smith Graham. The reproduction of 'cultural taste' amongst the Ukrainian diaspora in Bradford, England. Sociological review 2010; 58 (Supplement s2): 78-96.