The Ethnic Section at Bi-Lo Constitutes the Same Percentage of the Store as the Ethnic Section at Publix—and Kroger, and Safeway, and Giant…

by Jul 1, 2009Books, Culture, Piety

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Andy Crouch’s Culture-Making reminds us that we are all culturally located, whether we realize it or not:

In many American supermarkets you can still find an “ethnic food” aisle—as if only some kinds of food participate in a particular cultural tradition. Nonsense—all food is “ethnic.” (p. 41)

Crouch’s book has offered many similar insights in its first 100 pages, though I’ll withhold further analysis until I can read the whole thing.

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