Clambake: A History and Celebration of an American Tradition / Edition 1

Clambake: A History and Celebration of an American Tradition / Edition 1

by Katherine D. Neustadt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870237993

ISBN-13: 9780870237997

Pub. Date: 07/29/1992

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

An appreciative examination of the New England clambake, Neustadt divides her study into three parts: historical (social, economic, political, regional, and cultural) influences on the clambake; a close focus on the Allen's Neck clambake as a cultural phenomena in its own right; and a critical examination of the central elements of the clambaking

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An appreciative examination of the New England clambake, Neustadt divides her study into three parts: historical (social, economic, political, regional, and cultural) influences on the clambake; a close focus on the Allen's Neck clambake as a cultural phenomena in its own right; and a critical examination of the central elements of the clambaking tradition--food, ritual, and festival.

The author views the clambake as a unique American folk tradition with interesting connections and rich resonances with other aspects of American culture and history.

University of Massachusetts Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870237997
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
07/29/1992
Series:
Publications of the American Folklore Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.77(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Prologue: The Bake10
Sect. 1The New England Clambake: A History15
1Early Evidence17
2The Politics of Feasting29
3Leisure and Industry49
Sect. 2The Allen's Neck Bake: An Ethnography71
4A Portrait of Allen's Neck73
5One Hundred Years of Clambaking89
6How They Do It at Allen's Neck103
Sect. 3Clambakes and Meaning133
7Food, Ritual, and Festivity137
8Concluding Thoughts: Clam Juice and Melted Butter161
Notes189
References209
Index221

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