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The Creator: The Pizzaiolo

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In this chapter, the main objective is to look at the consequences that globalization has had on the pizzaiolo occupation itself. The chapter starts by looking at the state of the profession in Italy. Then, it turns to the Italian and Japanese pizzaiolos working in Tokyo and to the path to becoming a pizzaiolo in Japan. Conclusions are be devoted to the consequences of globalization upon the pizzaiolo profession, using Andrew Jones' concept of "global work". A section describes the experience of Italian pizzaiolos in Japan. The chapter details the long working hours, the job commitment and the high level of skills required to be a good pizzaiolo. It conveys elements to compare the occupation of pizzaiolo in Italy and in Japan, and looks at the occupation from a global point of view. It is seen that, regardless of nationality, professional pizzaiolos are devoted to their job.

Keywords: Andrew Jones; food; globalization; Italian pizzaiolos; Japanese pizzaiolos; pizzaiolo profession



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