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Migration, Nutrition and Ageing Across The Lifecourse in Bangladeshi Families: A Transnational Perspective (MINA)

Grant reference: RES-354-25-0002

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Travelling people, travelling plants : exploring the movement of food plants across transnational and generational landscapes
The flow of people between urban Britain and rural Bangladesh is longstanding and there remains a continuous mutual exchange of material, social and cultural capital between Britain and Bangladesh (Gardener, 2008). Food and plants need to be understood in this context. Food, plants, seeds and knowledge as to their uses and values are transported between the two countries. The exchanges are both practical and highly symbolic processes and while transnational in nature have a significant impact at a local level. The paper is based on fieldwork in Sylhet (northeastern Bangladesh) and London on the therapeutic use of food-plants as part of my PhD research. The research focuses particularly on women's roles in the transmission of knowledge, finding that the nature of knowledge and interaction with the wider community (both at a global and local level) varies between generations both in Sylhet and London though differently in each place. The paper aims to provide an insight into peoples' relationships with plants, food and the land at both the interconnected global and local levels within the context of the Bengali community in London and their familial networks in Sylhet.
English

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Author Hannah Jennings

Additional contributors

Co-author Michael Heinrich
Co-author Janice Thompson

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06 July 2011
Hardback
IUAES/AAS/ASAANZ conference : knowledge and value in a globalising world : disentangling dichotomies, querying unities
Perth, Australia
1st
06 July 2011

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Harvard

Jennings, Hannah et al Travelling people, travelling plants : exploring the movement of food plants across transnational and generational landscapes. IUAES/AAS/ASAANZ conference : knowledge and value in a globalising world : disentangling dichotomies, querying unities, 1st, Perth, Australia, 2011.

Vancouver

Jennings Hannah et al. Travelling people, travelling plants : exploring the movement of food plants across transnational and generational landscapes. IUAES/AAS/ASAANZ conference : knowledge and value in a globalising world : disentangling dichotomies, querying unities, 1st, Perth, Australia, 2011.