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Author Finn, S. Margot, 1981- author.

Title Discriminating taste : how class anxiety created the American food revolution / S. Margot Finn.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 275 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction. Discriminating Taste; 1. Incompatible Standards. The Four Ideals of the Food Revolution; 2. Aspirational Eating. Food and Status Anxiety in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era; 3. No Culinary Enlightenment. Why Everything You Know about Food Is Wrong; 4. Anyone Can Cook. Saying Yes to Meritocracy; 5. Just Mustard. Negotiating with Food Snobbery; 6. Feeling Good about Where You Shop. Sacrifice, Pleasure, and Virtue; Conclusion. Confronting the Soft Bigotry of Taste; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index; About the Author
Summary A provocative look at contemporary food culture, Discriminating Taste critically examines cultural touchstones from Ratatouille to The Biggest Loser, identifying how ""good food"" is conflated with high status. Drawing historical parallels with the Gilded Age, Margot Finn argues that the rise of gourmet, ethnic, diet, and organic foods must be understood in tandem with the ever-widening income inequality gap.
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Subject Food habits -- United States -- History.
Food habits -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Food consumption -- United States -- History.
Food consumption -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Food -- Social aspects -- United States.
Middle class -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Finn, S. Margot, 1981- Discriminating taste. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017] 9780813576862 (DLC) 2016025795 (OCoLC)959034427
ISBN 9780813576886 (electronic bk.)
0813576881 (electronic bk.)
9780813576879 electronic book