Of Kimchi, Caribou – and Canadian Multiculturalism? An exploratory study

  • Alan G. Hallsworth Portsmouth Business School Richmond Building Portsmouth, UK
  • Alfred Wong Friends of Aboriginal Health Vancouver
  • Eunyoung [Christina] Choi Independent Researcher
Keywords:
acculturation, culture, food, indigenous people, immigrants, Korean

Abstract

In this paper we argue that food – a basic life-necessity – should not be overlooked as a dimension of life-satisfaction. We use secondary sources and also empirical research to illustrate emergent dimensions of this topic: primarily in British Columbia, Canada. Other recent research suggests that, among immigrant populations, life satisfaction in a multicultural society such as Canada is not just about getting a job. As people migrate, they move into a new environment that may, or may not, supply familiar necessities. The additional perspective here is that off-reservation access to appropriate food by First Nations is also considered.

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Published
2016-02-28
How to Cite
Hallsworth, A., Wong, A., & Choi, E. [Christina]. (2016). Of Kimchi, Caribou – and Canadian Multiculturalism? An exploratory study. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology, 10(2), 311-331. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.21301/eap.v10i2.2