SocioGram: How do we, as a people who inhabit what has been delineated as a geographic region, see our similarities and identify with one another?
McDonaldization is characterized by efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control in the production of food (Ritzer 1993). Such mechanisms tend to drive individuals to overlook the importance of the five senses when it comes to consuming and savoring food because the harmony between environment and ‘taste’ is disrupted. (Image from chronicle.com)
Ultimately, cultural identity is a dialectical process that engages both personal or insider reflections and outsider views that interpret the locality’s culture.