Ethnocultural specifity for formation of food preferences among of the Dolgan people

Theme 5. Other
Session Name 5.18 The role of traditional knowledge in Arctic education research and innovations
Location IT112
Presentation Type Oral
Author(s) Anna Chuprina (Institute of the Peoples of the North at the Herzen University, Russian Federation), Svetlana Chernyshova (Institute of the Peoples of the North at the Herzen University, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

The study of the organization of everyday life, the ethno-cultural specifics of traditional food culture, the specifics of conducting traditional economic activities of indigenous small-numbered peoples of the Arctic should be carried out, first of all, with taking into account the need to maintain health and life-sustaining activity in severe natural and climatic, and challenging socio-economic and cultural conditions. The adaptive function of representatives of the northern communities throughout the course of historical development is ensured, in our opinion, by maintaining a balance between human and the environment. Among the representatives of Arctic ethnoses, this function is formed from the early childhood, which ensures the stability of ethno-cultural traditions, the preservation of priority spiritual and moral values ​​associated with worldview, world perception, way of life, etc. Principles of natural balance of humans and their environment are built on the basis of their life-sustaning practice, which is based on abidance of family and clan customs, rituals, the development of traditional crafts, and the culture of everyday life, where the special role is devoted to food culture.

The proposed article is aimed at revealing the ethno-cultural specifity of the formation of food preferences among children of the Dolgan people in current conditions. According to the authors, the article allows, on the one hand, to determine the role of ethno-cultural traditions in the formation of food preferences for children of Dolgan people, on the other hand, to determine the situational factors affecting the choice of traditional or modern food among Dolgan children.

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