Gastronomy as a National Identity Element:The Peruvian Case

Morales, Oswaldo and Cordova, Carlos ORCID: (2019) Gastronomy as a National Identity Element:The Peruvian Case. In: Diversity within Diversity Management. Advanced Series in Management, 21 . Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 157-174. ISBN 978-1-78754-821-3

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Purpose — The aim is to describe the cultural richness of Peruvian racial diversity. The articulating and unifying role of Peruvian gastronomy is highlighted in building a national identity, which acts as a platform for social cohesion. Design/Methodology/Approach — Qualitative analysis is used in order to understand the drivers that enabled a cultural revolution through gastronomy. Findings — Under a vast cultural diversity, gastronomy arises to articulate and unify it into a common sense of national identity and social inclusion. Although Peruvian gastronomic boom started as an initiative of a group of entrepreneurs, it actually has had an impact at society level. Research Limitations/Implications — Ethnographic studies among different social classes and racial groups are needed in order to elucidate the perceptions that they have regarding their social inclusion. At a quantitative level, econometric studies could be conducted to reflect the impact of gastronomy on poverty reduction or on inequality reduction, especially in urban-marginal or rural areas. Practical Implications — Gastronomy is also a business strategy model on the basis of the creation of a cluster as a viable alternative for developing countries. Social Implications — Peruvians no matter their racial heritage or social class are proud of their cousin and of being Peruvians, creating a sense of national union and social inclusion. Originality/Value — The contribution is to highlight the importance of gastronomy as one of the main articulators in the construction of national identity under a racially diverse population. Society, public policy officers, and businesses may benefit from this.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: Copyright r 2019 by Emerald Publishing Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture,diversity,gastronomy,national identity,peru,peruvian food,business, management and accounting(all),sdg 1 - no poverty ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 May 2024 08:30
Last Modified: 07 May 2024 08:30
DOI: 10.1108/S1877-636120190000021009

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