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We gather together : food and festival in American life

Author: Theodore C Humphrey; Lin T Humphrey
Publisher: Ann Arbor : UMI Research Press, ©1988.
Series: American material culture and folklife.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
We gather together.
Ann Arbor : UMI Research Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)581049159
Online version:
We gather together.
Ann Arbor : UMI Research Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)608155335
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore C Humphrey; Lin T Humphrey
ISBN: 0835718905 9780835718905 0835720004 9780835720007
OCLC Number: 18106185
Description: xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Food and festivity in American life / Theodore C. Humphrey, Sue Samuelson, Lin T. Humphrey --
Part I. Family and friends, ritual and renewal --
A family celebrates a birthday : of life and cakes / Theodore C. Humphrey --
The Passover Seder : ritual dynamics, foodways, and family folklore / Sharon R. Sherman --
A Halloween brunch : the affirmation of group in a temporary community / Nancy Klavans --
"Soup night" : community creation through foodways / Lin T. Humphrey --
Part II. Regional specialities : work and play --
"To toast the bake" : The Johnston family clambake / Eleanor Wachs --
"Born among the shells" : the Quakers of Allen's Neck and their clambake / Kathy Neustadt --
Hog killing in Virginia : work as celebration / Barbara C. Fertig --
No smoke? No fire : contemporary hamming the ol' fashioned way / Amy E. Skillman --
Roast beef and pit-barbecued lamb : the role of food in two Utah homecoming celebrations / Carol Edison --
"It's a community deal here, you know" : festive community life in rural Oklahoma / Theodore C. Humphrey --
"It's all from one big pot" : Booya as an expression of community / Anne R. Kaplan --
Part III. "Boosterism," food, and festive performance --
Bluegrass music and meal-fried potatoes : food, festival, community / Thomas A. Adler --
Festa Italiana in Hartford, Connecticut : the pasteries, the pizza, and the people who "parla Italiano" / Anthony T. Rauche --
"We always call it 'Tucson eat yourself'" : the role of food at a constructed festival / James Griffith --
Afterword: Discovering the symbolism of food customs and events / Michael Owen Jones --
Appendix : Welcome to Soup Night! Recipes and philosophy / Lin T. Humphrey.
Series Title: American material culture and folklife.
Responsibility: edited by Theodore C. Humphrey and Lin T. Humphrey.

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