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Title Cooking Lessons : the Politics of Gender and Food.

Imprint Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001.

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Description 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Acknowledgnlents; Introduction: Of Meatloaf and Jell-O ... Sherrie A. Inness; 1 The Cup of Comfort Paul Christensen; 2 Honoring Helga, ""The Little Lefse Maker"": Regional Food as Social Marker, Tradition, and Art Traci Marie Kelly; 3 ""I Am an Act of Kneading"": Food and the Making of Chicana Identity Benay Blend; 4 Taking the Cake: Power Politics in Southern Life and Fiction Patricia M. Gantt; 5 Is Meatloaf for Men? Gender and Meatloaf Recipes, 1920-1960 Jessamyn Neuhaus; 6 Bananas: Women's Food Virginia S. Jenkins.
7 There's Always Room for Resistance: Jell-O, Gender, and Social Class Kathleen LeBesco8 Beating the Biscuits in Appalachia: Race, Class, and Gender Politics of Women Baking Bread Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt; 9 ""Suckin' the Chicken Bone Dry"": African American Women, Fried Chicken, and the Power of a National Narrative Psyche A. Williams-Forson; Index; About the Contributors.
Summary Meatloaf, fried chicken, Jell-O, cake-because foods are so very common, we rarely think about them much in depth. The authors of Cooking Lessons however, believe that food is deserving of our critical scrutiny and that such analysis yields many important lessons about American society and its values. This book explores the relationship between food and gender. Contributors draw from diverse sources, both contemporary and historical, and look at women from various cultural backgrounds, including Hispanic, traditional southern White, and African American. Each chapter focuses on a certain food,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Food habits -- United States -- History.
Food habits -- Sex differences -- United States.
Food in popular culture -- United States.
Sex role -- United States.
Cooking, American.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Inness, Sherrie A.
Other Form: Print version: Cooking lessons. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001 (DLC) 2001019733 (OCoLC)46777393
ISBN 9780742575356 (electronic bk.)
0742575357 (electronic bk.)
0742515737 (alk. paper)
9780742515734 (alk. paper)
0742515745 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780742515741 (pbk. ; alk. paper)