Cooking Lessons The Politics of Gender and Food
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Description: Meatloaf, fried chicken, Jell-O, cake--because foods are so very common, we rarely think about them much in depth. The authors of Cooking Lessons however, believe that food is deserving of our critical scrutiny and that such analysis yields many important lessons about American society and its values. This book explores the relationship between food and gender. Contributors draw from diverse sources, both contemporary and historical, and look at women from various cultural backgrounds, including Hispanic, traditional southern White, and African American. Each chapter focuses on a certain food, teasing out its cultural meanings and showing its effect on women's identity and lives. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2001
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Introduction: Of Meatloaf and Jell-O|
|The Power of Food|
|The Cup of Comfort|
|Honoring Helga, "The Little Lefse Maker": Regional Food as Social Marker, Tradition, and Art|
|"I Am an Act of Kneading": Food and the Making of Chicana Identity|
|Taking the Cake: Power Politics in Southern Life and Fiction|
|Is Meatloaf for Men? Gender and Meatloaf Recipes, 1920-1960|
|Bananas: Women's Food|
|There's Always Room for Resistance: Jell-O, Gender, and Social Class|
|Class, Race, and Food|
|Beating the Biscuits in Appalachia: Race, Class, and Gender Politics of Women Baking Bread|
|"Suckin' the Chicken Bone Dry": African American Women, Fried Chicken, and the Power of a National Narrative|
|About the Contributors|