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Author Walden, Sarah, author.

Title Tasteful domesticity : women's rhetoric & the American cookbook 1790-1940 / Sarah Walden.

Publication Info. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages) : illustrations
Series Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture
Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-215) and index.
Contents Introduction: taste and the American cookbook -- Taste and virtue: domestic citizenship and the new republic -- Taste and morality: motherhood and the making of a national body -- Taste and region: the constitutive function of Southern cookbooks -- Taste and science: cooking schools, home economics, and the progressive impulse -- Taste and race: revisions of labor and domestic literacy in the early Twentieth century -- Epilogue: the relevance of taste.
Summary "In Tasteful Domesticity, Sarah Walden demonstrates how women used the cookbook as a rhetorical space. Taste discourse engages cultural values as well a physical constraints, and thus serves as a bridge across the contested space of the self and the body, particularly for women in the nineteenth century. Cook-books represent important contact zones of social philosophies, cultural beliefs, and rhetorical traditions, and through their rhetoric, we witness women's varied roles."--Cover.
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Subject Rhetoric -- Social aspects.
Women and literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Women's rhetoric & the American cookbook 1790-1940
Women's rhetoric and the American cookbook 1790-1940
ISBN 9780822983125 (electronic bk.)
0822983125 (electronic bk.)