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Black hunger : soul food and America

Author: Doris Witt
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and to challenge racial stereotypes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Witt, Doris.
Black hunger.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004012751
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Witt
ISBN: 0816645515 9780816645510 9780816697151 0816697159
OCLC Number: 144618716
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999, in series: Race and American culture.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 292 pages)
Contents: 1. "Look ma, the real Aunt Jemima!" : consuming identities under capitalism --
2. Biscuits are being beaten : Craig Claiborne and the epistemology of the kitchen dominatrix --
3. "Eating chitterlings is like going slumming" : soul food and its discontents --
4. "Pork or women" : purity and danger in the nation of Islam --
5. Of watermelon and men : Dick Gregory's cloacal continuum --
6. "My kitchen was the world" : Vertanae Smart Grosvenor's Geechee diaspora --
7. "How Mama started to get large" : eating disorders, fetal rights, and black female appetite --
Appendix : African American cookbooks.
Responsibility: Doris Witt.

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