Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Filipino American Faith in ActionImmigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814731963

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814731963.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 21 September 2021

Gathering Souls with Food

Gathering Souls with Food

Chapter:
(p.82) 4 Gathering Souls with Food
Source:
Filipino American Faith in Action
Author(s):

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814731963.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the role of food in the religious life of migrants. It expounds on the ways in which the adaptive spirit of faithful Filipino migrants helps them negotiate the complexities associated with migration to multicultural San Francisco. The chapter also demonstrates how the American, Latino, and Asian elements embedded within Filipino culture facilitate migrants' absorption and accommodation of San Francisco's culturally diverse environment. Adaptive kasamahan in two sites—Iglesia ni Cristo in Daly City and Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in downtown San Francisco—illustrates how Filipino faithful accommodate and adapt to the many practical challenges of migrant life, such as locating work, as well as the emotional pitfalls, such as homesickness and loneliness.

Keywords:   Filipino Americans, food, Filipino migrants, religious life, culinary traditions, kasamahan, Iglesia ni Cristo, Saint Patrick's Catholic Church

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.