The Sociocultural and Economic Evolution of Mansaf in Hartha, Northern Jordan
AbstractFood and cooking techniques play key roles in preserving cultural sustainability and individual identity. Everything people eat becomes a part of not only their biological being, but also represents and identifies a part of a community’s sociocultural fabric. Using the loom approach, a new model to heritage interpretation, this paper intends to examine the sociocultural and economic dynamics during the preparation, cooking, and eating of mansaf—Jordan’s national dish—throughout its history. To reconstruct the heritage of mansaf and present it as a complete picture, both the tangible heritage, such as cooking equipment, whether modern or traditional, and the intangible heritage, such as the cooking techniques and associated traditions and activities, were analyzed. Mansaf has changed greatly over the past decades; however, living memory does not extend much beyond the 1940s within the informants to further examine mansaf’s changes in the case study of the village of Hartha, Northwest Jordan. Mansaf still remains an important signifier of major occasions, a tie to local heritage, and part of local and national identities. View Full-Text
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Alobiedat, A.A.A. The Sociocultural and Economic Evolution of Mansaf in Hartha, Northern Jordan. Humanities 2016, 5, 22.
Alobiedat AAA. The Sociocultural and Economic Evolution of Mansaf in Hartha, Northern Jordan. Humanities. 2016; 5(2):22.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alobiedat, Ammar A.A. 2016. "The Sociocultural and Economic Evolution of Mansaf in Hartha, Northern Jordan." Humanities 5, no. 2: 22.
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