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Cultural identity of Malay Bugis: a reflection in traditional food practices

Naim Misran, Norsyahidatun and Md. Sharif, Mohd. Shazali and Akbarruddin, Mohd Noor Azmin and Saad, Mazni and Muhammed Yusoff, Abdullah (2022) Cultural identity of Malay Bugis: a reflection in traditional food practices. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts (JTHCA), 14 (1). pp. 140-163. ISSN 1985-8914 E-ISSN 2590-3837

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Buginese or Bugis traditional food is one of the most valuable cultural heritages to ensure the continuity of traditional food among the younger generations to avoid it vanishing over time. The practise of traditional food brings nostalgia and evokes one's memories that are close to their heart. It symbolised one's identity and culture, which cannot be replaced with anything today. The traditional food practises are always associated with the cultural occasions held in the community since the usage of ingredients is commonly based on their availability in the surrounding area. However, the main problem observed among the Malay Bugis was that these practises faded due to the size of the population and technologies.Based on the interviews conducted, Bugis' traditional food practises among the youths are thematically analysed by examining their level of understanding of Bugis' traditional food and the factors that contributed to their practise pattern. It shows that the neglect of Bugis' traditional food practises has slowly taken place among the youths, but it does not encompass all aspects of the practice. The study results successfully explain the phenomenon and the researchers are hopeful that they can contribute to the development of traditional food literature, particularly in other sub-ethnic groups in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional food; food practices; cultural identity; ethnics’ traditional food; bugis traditional food
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM621 Culture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr Mazni Saad
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2022 09:11
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 10:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/100821

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