Date : Food, Belonging, And
Summary Methods and Data
The author uses some of the research methods to collect and analyze data. He conducted interviews between Indian emigrants in the Holland. The research involved 30 detailed interviews among this Indian migrant. In addition to the data collected through interviews, the author analyzed newspapers among, blogs and websites. Other sources of information to the author included press releases. Food sharing and cooking practices of Indian migrants formed the main theme for data collection. Relationships among the families and food from home also formed part of data collected (Bailey, 2017).
This is exciting research which involves the use of a metaphor ‘migrant suitcase’ to bring into an understanding of the way social payments are obtained, recollected and changed. The article bases its argument on the idea of transmittals in sense of material tradition. Diet and eating behaviors are also dealt with in the articles by the author. However, the relationship between diet, possession, commensality, and attention are explained in detailed to comprehend how they are linked. Some of the examples of these are provided by the author from the cases of Indian emigrants in Holland.
Food brought from home by the Indian migrants formed brought some sense of belonging to them and generated good memories. The way Indian migrants cooked and sensorial understandings that surrounded them demonstrated the area and household creation developments. Commensality among people whom they shared the same ethnic group brought some sagacity of the society and made the bonds in the community stronger. Moreover, commensality among other non-Indians was seen to be challenging. Exchange of foodstuffs, eating cultures and attention created the sagacity of co-presence among the Indian emigrants and their multinational households.
Is Immigration Neighborhood Inequality Less Pronounced in Suburban Areas?
Summary Methods and Data
The authors obtained the data from the one collected by the American Community Survey. The census region figures from the year 2008-2012 American Community Survey formed the source of data used to research by the authors of the article. Press releases and newspapers were also analyzed by the authors during their research (Farrell & Firebaugh, 2016). They examined suburbanization and neighborhood inequality amongst fourteen immigrants’ groups basing their data on American Community Survey tract data. Another method to analyze data the use of city and suburb Gini coefficients.
Summary of The Main Argument
The research is aimed at studying disseminations of groupings across the localities based on their poverty levels. Authors found that gap between the white migrants is lessened in the outskirts by making use of city and suburb Gini coefficients. The findings applied mostly to the nativity groups and remained after taking into consideration the urbanite setting. Authors also claim that although there has been lowered locality disparity in the outskirts, there are still huge group variances that exist. They also found out that the effect sequestration on neighborhood discrimination relies on the native group that is being studied. According to the article, few immigrant groups attain residential parity. Authors also compare the neighborhood poverty environments among fourteen immigrant groups and the whites born in the United Sates. Segregation due to poverty, group-discrete sequestration levels, poverty levels, and enculturation features are among the factors used to the analyzed distribution of groups in the suburbs and neighborhood inequality.
Bailey, A. (2017). The migrant suitcase: Food, belonging and commensality among Indian migrants in The Netherlands. Appetite, 110, 51-60.
Farrell, C. R., & Firebaugh, G. (2016). Is immigrant neighborhood inequality less pronounced in suburban areas? Social science research, 57, 161-176.