Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family, and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence / Edition 1

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Overview

In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415946735
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/2/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 483,164
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Carole M. Counihan is Professor of Anthropology and the Director of Women's Studies at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She is currently the editor of Food and Foodways. She has authored and co-edited several books on the anthropology of food, including: Food in the U.S.A., Food and Culture, and The Anthropology of Food and Body (all published by Routledge).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Food as Voice in Twentieth-Century Florence 1
2 Florentine Cuisine and Culture 17
3 Historical Roots of Florentine Food, Family, and Gender 35
4 Florentine Diet and Culture 57
5 Food Production, Reproduction, and Gender 79
6 Balancing Gender Differences 97
7 Commensality, Family, and Community 117
8 Parents and Children: Feeding and Gender 139
9 Food and Gender: Toward the Future 157
10 Conclusion: Molto, Ma Buono? 177
App. A Life Synopses of Subjects in 1984 193
App. B Glossary of Italian Terms 197
App. C Recipe List: Recipes Collected from All Subjects 205
App. D: Recipes 211
Notes 223
Bibliography 235
Index 245
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