El sushi en una economía de oferta: mercancía, mercado y la ciudad global

  • Theodore C. Bestor Harvard University
Palabras clave: Tokio, mercados, cultura alimentaria, globalización

Resumen

La antropología urbana ha sido desafiada y transformada de manera simultánea debido al efecto desterritorializador que, según algunas teorías, las fuerzas de la globalización —definida de diversas formas en términos económicos, políticos, sociales y culturales— han ocasionado en muchas tendencias y procesos sociales antes considerados característicos de las zonas urbanas. Ante un aparentemente desplazado1 paisaje urbano de flujos globales de capital, comercio, mercancía y cultura, este artículo estudia la reconfiguración de las relaciones, espacial y temporalmente dispersas, entre el trabajo, las mercancías y la influencia cultural en el comercio internacional de mariscos, cuyo centro está ubicado en el mercado de productos marinos de Tsukiji, en Tokio. También analiza la particularidad local tanto del mercado como del lugar mismo en un entorno urbano globalizado.

https://doi.org/10.22380/2539472X51

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Bestor, T. C. (2014). El sushi en una economía de oferta: mercancía, mercado y la ciudad global. Revista Colombiana De Antropología, 50(2), 171-214. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.icanh.gov.co/index.php/rca/article/view/253

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