Food in the USA: A Reader / Edition 1

Food in the USA: A Reader / Edition 1

by Carole Counihan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415932327

ISBN-13: 9780415932325

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From Thanksgiving to fast food to the Passover seder, Food in the USA brings together the essential readings on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in the United States. Essay topics include the globalization of U.S. food; the dangers of the meatpacking industry; the rise of Italian-American food; the meaning of Soul

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From Thanksgiving to fast food to the Passover seder, Food in the USA brings together the essential readings on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in the United States. Essay topics include the globalization of U.S. food; the dangers of the meatpacking industry; the rise of Italian-American food; the meaning of Soul food; the anorexia epidemic; the omnipotence of Coca-Cola; and the invention of Thanksgiving. Together, the collection provides a fascinating look at how and why we Americans are what we eat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415932325
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
442
Sales rank:
684,016
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Food and the Nation3
2The Taste of Y2K15
3Eating American23
4What Do We Eat?35
5The Invention of Thanksgiving: A Ritual of American Nationality41
6Future Notes: The Meal-in-a-Pill59
7The American Response to Italian Food, 1880-193075
8The Origins of Soul Food in Black Urban Identity: Chicago, 1915-194791
9The Nutritional Impact of European Contact on the Omaha: A Continuing Legacy109
10Consumer Culture and Participatory Democracy: The Story of Coca-Cola during World War II123
11"Farm Boys Don't Believe in Radicals": Rural Time and Meatpacking Workers143
12The Rise of Yuppie Coffees and the Reimagination of Class in the United States149
13Islands of Serenity: Gender, Race, and Ordered Meals during World War II171
14The Passover Seder: Ritual Dynamics, Foodways, and Family Folklore193
15Continuity and Change in Symptom Choice: Anorexia205
16"A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems among African-American, Latina, and White Women219
17Diabetes, Diet, and Native American Foraging Traditions231
18The Contemporary Soup Kitchen239
19The Signifying Dish: Autobiography and History in Two Black Women's Cookbooks249
20"To Eat the Flesh of His Dead Mother": Hunger, Masculinity, and Nationalism in Frank Chin's Donald Duk263
21"We Got Our Way of Cooking Things": Women, Food, and Preservation of Cultural Identity among the Gullah277
22Food as Women's Voice in the San Luis Valley of Colorado295
23Food, Masculinity, and Place in the Hispanic Southwest305
24Who Deserves a Break Today? Fast Food, Cultural Rituals, and Women's Place315
25The International Political Economy of Food: A Global Crisis325
26China's Big Mac Attack347
27NAFTA and Basic Food Production: Dependency and Marginalization on Both Sides of the US/Mexico Border359
28New Agricultural Biotechnologies: The Struggle for Democratic Choice373
29Hunger in the United States: Policy Implications385
30Growing Food, Growing Community: Community Supported Agriculture in Rural Iowa401
Contributors409
Permissions415
Index417

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