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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 7: Foodways
     

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 7: Foodways

by John T. Edge
 

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The American South embodies a powerful historical and mythical presence, both a complex environmental and geographic landscape and a place of the imagination. Changes in the regions contemporary socioeconomic realities and new developments in scholarship have been incorporated in the conceptualization and approach of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

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The American South embodies a powerful historical and mythical presence, both a complex environmental and geographic landscape and a place of the imagination. Changes in the regions contemporary socioeconomic realities and new developments in scholarship have been incorporated in the conceptualization and approach of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Anthropologist Clifford Geertz has spoken of culture as context, and this encyclopedia looks at the American South as a complex place that has served as the context for cultural expression. This volume provides information and perspective on the diversity of cultures in a geographic and imaginative place with a long history and distinctive character.

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A delightful and informative read, so much so that it can be read straight through as a highly readable introduction to southern foodways. It of course serves equally well as a reference work.—Western Folklore

The volume offers much food for thought as well as food descriptions sure to make folks hungry.—The Herald-Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781458721778
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
734
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.47(d)

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I'm as pleased to have this book as little Bobby Willis is to have all that food on page five.—Roy Blount Jr.

Meet the Author

John T. Edge is director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. He is author of several books, including Fried Chicken: An American Story, and serves as general editor of the book series Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing (volumes 1, 2, and 3 of which are available from the University of North Carolina Press). Charles Reagan Wilson is director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and coeditor of the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

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