Catering authenticities. Ethnic food entrepreneurs as agents in Berlin's gentrification

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dc.contributor.authorStock, M.
dc.contributor.authorSchmiz, A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:33:22Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:33:22Z-
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn18779166
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/17674-
dc.description.abstractEthnic cuisines are an integral part of gentrifying neighborhoods in Berlin. This is not surprising, since the consumption of authenticity plays a decisive role in commercial gentrification. However, while there have been many studies on artists and white creative entrepreneurs as facilitators of urban upgrading, only few research has focused on the active role of ethnic entrepreneurs in selling culture in commercial gentrification. In this article, we want to ask how ethnic food entrepreneurs stage authenticity and create new tastes in Berlin's gentrification in their ethnically marketed restaurants. How does this relate to their positioning towards the city and towards commodified ethnicities? And what role do social backgrounds and dispositions of consumers play in this staging? To answer these questions, we embed the topic in three theoretical discourses at the interface of migration and urban research: ethnic commodification, commercial gentrification and migrant entrepreneurship. We then present two cases as examples of entrepreneurial distinction practices in different settings and periods of Berlin's gentrification: an orientalized Arab snack bar in the early 2000s in Prenzlauer Berg, and a Vietnamese breakfast restaurant in 2017 in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Neukölln. With these two examples we point to critical aspects that shape migrant entrepreneurs' selling strategies in gentrification, such as the representation of an ethnic group within a city, the phase and local context of gentrification as well as political paradigms of urban regeneration. In Berlin, the two case studies relate to the overlapping shift from a “multicultural-differentiated” to a “cosmopolitan-diversified” city. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofCity, Culture and Society
dc.subjectAuthenticity
dc.subjectBerlin
dc.subjectCommodification
dc.subjectGentrification
dc.subjectMigrant entrepreneurs
dc.subjectTaste
dc.titleCatering authenticities. Ethnic food entrepreneurs as agents in Berlin's gentrification
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ccs.2019.05.001
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85068536229
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85068536229&doi=10.1016%2fj.ccs.2019.05.001&partnerID=40&md5=8325e2fe7a1f884bf82a37239fb05615
dc.description.volume18
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationCity Cult. Soc.
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidScAn427-
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