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AbstractRaw foods, especially raw fish, have not always been considered foodstuff in the US. Today, sushi has become so fused into Americans’ diets that it can even be purchased at popular supermarkets. Sushi’s growing popularity shows the influences of non-Western cultures in US society. What occurs as a result of this global mixing? What effects does this have on local food cultures? Through fieldwork in New York City, the Midwest and Japan, I explore the complexities of the global flow of both sushi and popular imaginings associated with it.

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