Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut / Edition 1

Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut / Edition 1

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by Paul R. Mullins
     
 

"Paul Mullins turns his attention to the simple doughnut in order to learn more about North American culture and society. Doughnuts cross lines of gender, class, and race like no other food item. Favorite doughnut shops that were once neighborhood institutions remain unchanged even as their surrounding neighborhoods have morphed into strip clubs, empty lots, and… See more details below

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"Paul Mullins turns his attention to the simple doughnut in order to learn more about North American culture and society. Doughnuts cross lines of gender, class, and race like no other food item. Favorite doughnut shops that were once neighborhood institutions remain unchanged even as their surrounding neighborhoods have morphed into strip clubs, empty lots, and abandoned housing." Mullins offers a look into doughnut production, marketing, and consumption. He confronts head-on the question of why we often paint doughnuts in moral terms, and shows how the seemingly simple food reveals deep and complex social conflicts over body image and class structure. In Mullins's hands, this simple pastry provides surprisingly compelling insights into our eating habits, our identity, and modern consumer culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813032382
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/06/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
737,799
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 "The Church of Krispy Kreme" 9

2 Doughnut 101: A History of Doughnuts 27

3 Selling and Consuming the Doughnut 71

4 Doughnut Morals 117

Conclusion 165

Notes 169

Bibliography 191

Index 197

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