Rooted-transnationalism and the representational function of food in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms

  title={Rooted-transnationalism and the representational function of food in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms},
  author={Lyle de Souza},
  journal={Contemporary Japan},
  pages={132 - 147}
ABSTRACT This paper uses a close reading combined with Koichi Iwabuchi’s nascent concept rooted-transnationalism to illustrate the representational function of food in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms. By examining the representational function of food, we can understand how Goto chooses to arbitrate the belonging of the Canadian Nikkei characters in her novel. The three generations in the matrilineal Tonkatsu family begin the novel with varying (almost stereotyped) cultural identities, but by… 



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