Food in the USA: A Reader / Edition 1

Food in the USA: A Reader / Edition 1

by Carole Counihan
     
 

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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
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Food and the Nation
1. Introduction: Food and the Nation by Carole Counihan
2. Eating American from Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom by Sidney Mintz
3. What Do WE Eat? Who Are We? Introduction and conclusion from We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans by Donna Gabaccia
4. Islands of Serenity: Gender, Race, and Ordered Meals during World War II from Food and Foodways by Amy Bentley
5. Holy Beef USA from Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture by Marvin Harris
6. The Invention of Thanksgiving: a Ritual of American Nationality from Critique of Anthropology by Janet Siskind
7. The Taste of Y2K, new introduction from The Taste of America by John H. Hess and Karen Hess
8. Future Notes: The Meal-in-a-Pill from Food and Foodways by Warren J. Belasco
Part II. Food, Culture, and Political Economy
9. No Shame in (This) Game, chapter from No Shame in My Game by Katherine S. Newman
10. Resisting the Symbolism of Service in a New Jersey Restraurant, chapter from Dishing It Out: Power and Resistance among Waitresses in a New Jersey Restaurant by Greta Foff Paules
11. Consumer Culture and Participatory Democracy: The Story of Coca Cola during World War II, from Food and Foodways by Mark Weine
12. "Look Ma, the Real Aunt Jemina": Consuming Identities under Capitalism, chapter from Black Hunger: Food and Foodways by Dorris Witt
13. The Ruination of the Tomato by Mark Kramer
14. Diabetes, Diet, and Native American Foraging Traditions from On Nature, Culture and Story by Gary Paul Nabhan
15. Ethnography of a soup kitchen: A Historical Perspective, a chapter from More than Bread: Ethnographyof a Soup Kitchen by Irene Glasser
16. Hunger in the United States from Food and Foodways by Janet Fitchen
Part II. Food and Ethnic Identity
17. The American Response to Italian Food, 1880-1930 from Food and Foodways by Harvey Levenstein
18. New York Jews and Chinese Food: The Social Construction of an Ethnic Pattern by Gaye Tuchman and Harry Gene Levine, or How to Eat without Eating: Anna Yezierska's Hunger from Cooking by the Book: Food in Literature and Culture by Tobe Levin
19. The Passover Seder: Ritual dynamics, Foodways, and Family Folklore form We Gather Together: Food and Festival in American Life by Sharon Sherman
20. We Got Our Way of Cooking Things: Women, Food, and Preservation of Cultural Identity among the Gullah from Gender and Society by Josephine Beoku-Betts
21. The Origins of Soul Food in Black Urban Identity: Chicago, 1915-1947 from American Studies International by Tracey Poe
22. Food, Gender and Latina Identity in the San Luis Valley of Colorado by Carole Counihan
23. Metaphysical Aspects of an Ogla Food System from Food in the Social Order by William Powers and Marla Powers
24. Food as an Expression of cultural Identity in Jade Snow Wong and Songs for Jadina from Hawaii Review by Nora Cobb
Part V. Food and Gender Identity
25. Conflict and Deference, chapter form Feeding the Family: The Social construction of Caring as Gendered Work by Marjorie DeVault
26. Who Deserves a Break Today? Fast Food, Cultural Rituals, and Women's Place, chapter from Cooking by the Book: Food in Literature and culture by Kate Kane
27. "A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems among African-American, Latina and White Women from Gender and Society by Becky Thompson
28. The Signifying Dish: Autobiography and History in Two Black Women's Cookbooks from Feminist Studies by Rafia Zafar
29. Flex Appeal, Food, and Fat: Competitive Body Building, Gender, and Diet from Play and Culture by Anne Bolin
30. "Eat or Be Eaten": Food, Fathers, and Folklore among Colorado Spanish Americans by James Taggart
31. "To Eat the Flesh of His Dead Mother": Hunger, Masculinity, and Nationalism in Frank Chin's Donald Duk from Literature, Interpretation, theory by Eileen Chia-Ching Fung
32. Culinary Comfort: The Satiating construction of Masculinity in American Food Films by Laura Lindenfield

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