Alimentary Culture Of The Astrakhan Region In The Context Of Intercultural Interaction


The article presents an analysis of the alimentary culture of the Astrakhan region as an example of successful interaction of representatives of different peoples and religious confessions in a multicultural region. Ethnic alimentation patterns are formed under the influence of many factors. In this case, we can talk about the geographical, natural and climatic conditions of habitation, social and economic structure, religious beliefs. In traditional cultures, food customs and traditions were carefully preserved; they are passed on from generation to generation. This is how our daily eating habits were born. They fixed the key cultural codes underlying ethnic and national cultures. Food patterns changed slightly with the change of habitat, mode of economic activity and under the influence of neighboring peoples. In fact, an ethnos “delegates” its qualities to food, ethnos fixes information about itself in it. Thus, we say that through food, through a symbolic exchange of products, through an invitation to the table, through participation in joint meals, the process of interaction of cultures takes place. This is a special case of communication, which allows overcoming the fear of the Outsider, to make it understandable. To make someone else's own means to contribute to the development of a society without conflicts. In the region, which is home to many nationalities, traditions of peaceful existence have been developing for centuries. The alimentary culture played an important role in this process. Through it, the Outsider is included in the cultural tradition and the system of cultural security.

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Nemchinova, A. L., Svechkareva, V. R., Sokolova, A. A., & Shcherbakova, L. V. (2021). Alimentary Culture Of The Astrakhan Region In The Context Of Intercultural Interaction. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 2385-2393). European Publisher.