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Title The larder : food studies methods from the American South / edited by John T. Edge, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, Ted Ownby.

Publication Info. Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2013]


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Edition First edition.
Description vi, 388 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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unmediated rdamedia
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Series Southern Foodways Alliance studies in culture, people, and place
Southern Foodways Alliance studies in culture, people, and place.
Summary "The sixteen essays in The Larder argue that the study of food does not simply help us understand more about what we eat and the foodways we embrace. The methods and strategies herein help scholars use food and foodways as lenses to examine human experience. The resulting conversations provoke a deeper understanding of our overlapping, historically situated, and evolving cultures and societies. The Larder presents some of the most influential scholars in the discipline today, from established authorities such as Psyche Williams-Forson to emerging thinkers such as Rien T. Fertel, writing on subjects as varied as hunting, farming, and marketing, as well as examining restaurants, iconic dishes, and cookbooks. Editors John T. Edge, Elizabeth Engelhardt, and Ted Ownby bring together essays that demonstrate that food studies scholarship, as practiced in the American South, sets methodological standards for the discipline. The essayists ask questions about gender, race, and ethnicity as they explore issues of identity and authenticity. And they offer new ways to think about material culture, technology, and the business of food. The Larder is not driven by nostalgia. Reading such a collection of essays may not encourage food metaphors. "It's not a feast, not a gumbo, certainly not a home-cooked meal," Ted Ownby argues in his closing essay. Instead, it's a healthy step in the right direction, taken by the leading scholars in the field"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cookbooks and ingredients. "Everybody seemed willing to help" : The Picayune Creole cook book as battleground, 1900-2008 / Rien T. Fertel -- The women of St. Paul's Episcopal Church were worried : transforming domestic skills into saleable commodities in Texas / Rebecca Sharpless -- Prospecting for oil / David S. Shields -- Bodies of the dead : the wild in southern foodways / Wiley C. Prewitt Jr. -- People and communities. The soul of the South : race, food, and identity in the American South / Beth A. Latshaw -- Italian New Orleans and the business of food in the immigrant city : there's more to the muffeletta than meets the eye / Justin A. Nystrom -- Mother corn and the Dixie pig : native food in the native South / Rayna Green -- A salad bowl city : the food geography of Charlotte, North Carolina / Tom Hanchett -- Spaces and technologies. Eating technology at Krispy Kreme / Carolyn de la Peña -- "America's place for inclusion" : stories of food, labor, and equality at the Waffle House / Katie Rawson -- "The customer is always white" : food, race, and contested eating space in the South / Angela Jill Cooley -- Material cultures. The "stuff" of southern food : food and material culture in the American South / Marcie Cohen Ferris -- The dance of culinary patriotism : material culture and the performance of race with southern food / Psyche Williams-Forson -- "I'm talkin' 'bout the food I sells" : African American street vendors and the sound of food from noise to nostalgia / Jessica B. Harris -- On authenticity. Edgeland terroir : authenticity and invention in new southern foodways strategy / Andrew Warnes -- Conclusion : Go forth with method / Ted Ownby.
Subject Food habits -- Southern States.
Food preferences -- Southern States.
Food -- Southern States -- Psychological aspects.
Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Food habits. (OCoLC)fst00930807
Food preferences. (OCoLC)fst00930981
Food -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00930581
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
Added Author Edge, John T., compiler.
Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D. (Elizabeth Sanders Delwiche), 1969- compiler.
Ownby, Ted, compiler.
ISBN 9780820345543 (hardback)
0820345547 (hardback)
9780820345550 (paperback)
0820345555 (paperback)

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