Globalization Has Changed The Face Of The World Essay

1989 Words Sep 30th, 2016 8 Pages
Globalization has changed the face of the world as we know it; not simply technologically or economically, but socially and politically. Contact with people around the world has brought new clothing, languages, and people across the globe. Along with these people come new cultures and norms; one of the most important of these being food. Food plays such a large part in a person’s identity and how other people perceive them. While slurping and burping during a meal shows signs of enjoyment for one culture, it is taken as signs of disrespect in others. How, when, where, and what types of food people consume is tied to so many other levels of their lives included, but not limited, to one’s ethnicity, religion, race, gender, and social class. Three books that highlight the importance of food and their impact on social, legal, cultural, economic, and political impact they have on the world. They are titled, To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South by Angela Jill Cooley, Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food by Jeffrey Pilcher, and The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture by Rebecca L. Spang. Although each of these books covers different cultures, cuisines, and centuries they all have common impacts and messages, because each one covers the way cultural norms changed the dining experience. The methods the authors use to expose the lasting historical impacts that each of these topics reflects their…

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