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Recipes for respect : African American meals and meaning

Author: Rafia Zafar
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2019]
Series: Southern Foodways Alliance studies in culture, people, and place.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Food studies, once trendy, has settled into the public arena. In the academy, scholarship on food and literary culture constitutes a growing river within literary and cultural studies, but writing on African American food and dining remains a small tributary. Recipes for Respect fills this lacuna, illuminating the role of foodways in African American culture. Beginning with the cooks in Uncle Tom's Cabin, if not  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rafia Zafar
ISBN: 9780820353661 0820353663 9780820353678 0820353671
OCLC Number: 1052872727
Description: 137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Recipes for respect : Black men's hospitality books --
Born a slave, died a chef : slave narratives and the beginnings of culinary memoir --
"There is probably no subject more important than the study of food" : George Washington Carver's food movement --
Civil rights and commensality : meals and meaning in Ernest Gaines, Anne Moody, and Alice Walker --
The signifying dish : autobiography and history in two black women's cookbooks --
Elegy or Sankofa? : Edna Lewis's taste of country cooking and the question of genre --
The Negro cooks up his past : Arturo Schomburg's uncompleted cookbook.
Series Title: Southern Foodways Alliance studies in culture, people, and place.
Responsibility: Rafia Zafar.

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Scholarship on food and literary culture constitutes a growing river within literary and cultural studies, but writing on African American food and dining remains a tributary. This book bridges this  Read more...

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Drawing on Mary Douglas's early insight that 'food is a field of social action, ' Rafia Zafar carefully braids strands of culinary history, authorship, and politics in African American culture to Read more...

 
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