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Racial indigestion : eating bodies in the nineteenth century

Author: Kyla Wazana Tompkins
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Series: America and the long 19th century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the links between food, visual and literary culture. This book tells the story of the consolidation of nationalist mythologies of whiteness via the erotic politics of consumption and also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Sylvester Graham; Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott; Sylvester Graham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kyla Wazana Tompkins
ISBN: 9780814770023 0814770029 9780814770030 0814770037 9780814770054 0814770053 9780814738375 0814738370
OCLC Number: 764339576
Description: xiii, 275 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : eating bodies in the nineteenth century --
Kitchen insurrections --
"She made the table a snare to them" : Sylvester Graham's imperial dietetics --
"Everything 'cept eat us" : the mouth as political organ in the antebellum novel --
A wholesome girl : addiction, Grahamite dietetics and Louisa May Alcott's Rose --
Campbell novels --
"What's de use talking 'bout dem 'mendments?" : trade cards and late nineteenth- --
Century consumer citizenship --
Conclusion : racial indigestion.
Series Title: America and the long 19th century.
Responsibility: Kyla Wazana Tompkins.
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