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Table talk : building democracy one meal at a time

Author: Janet A Flammang
Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Pressq, 2016.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Etiquette books insist that we never discuss politics during a meal. Janet A. Flammang provides a polite rebuttal, presenting vivid firsthand accounts of people's lives at the table to show how mealtimes can teach us the conversational give-and-take foundational to democracy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Flammang, Janet A.
Table talk.
Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Pressq, 2016
(DLC) 2016937702
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet A Flammang
ISBN: 9780252098550 0252098552 0252040295 9780252040290 0252081749 9780252081743
OCLC Number: 952541037
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Setting the Table --
Table Reservations --
Family Table Talk as Language Socialization --
Family Table Talk as Hard Work --
American Mealtimes --
Overworked Americans --
Common Tables --
Stories and Food --
Conversations and Narratives --
Studying Conversations --
Learning the Art of Conversation --
Table Narratives --
Tables at Home --
Domesticity --
Kitchen Talk --
Family Meals --
Generations at the Table --
Kids Cooking --
Table Manners --
Talking about Your Day --
Training Tables --
Dinner Parties --
Express Yourself --
Transition Tables --
Tables Away from Home --
School Tables --
Camp Conversations --
College Tables --
Religious Tables --
Male Tables --
Addiction Recovery --
Homies Dinners --
Military Meals --
Tables and Conflict --
Difficult Conversations --
Cultural Differences at the Table --
Dispute Mediation Tables --
Deep Divides at the Table --
Cooking for Racial Equality --
Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh --
Civic Engagement and Diplomacy --
Community Building --
Adolescent Civic Engagement --
Political Discussions --
Conversations and Civility --
Congresswomen and Civility --
State Department Culinary Diplomacy --
Presidential Barbecue Diplomacy.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Janet A. Flammang.

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Etiquette books insist that we never discuss politics during a meal. Janet A. Flammang provides a polite rebuttal, presenting vivid firsthand accounts of people's lives at the table to show how mealtimes can teach us the conversational give-and-take foundational to democracy.

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"This book provides many examples, stories and cultural comparisons that are fascinating and thought-provoking in the exploration of the potential for democracy and community-building over the dinner Read more...

 
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