Ethnic and Regional Foodways in the United States: The Performance of Group Identity

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1984 - 271 էջ
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" . . . provides valuable information for the specialist in American studies, and for the anthropologist or folklorist focusing on food use, and may also be of interest to the general reading audience. With such a wide appeal, the book may not only document the American romance with ethnic foods, but may contribute to it as well."
--Joanne Wagner, Anthropological Quarterly

How do customs surrounding the preparation and consumption of food define minorities within a population? The question receives fascinating and multifaceted answers in this book, which considers a smorgasbord of dishes that sustain group identity and often help to bridge inter-group barriers.
The essays explore the symbolic meaning of shared foodways in interpreting inter- and intra-group behavior, with attention to theoretical problems and the implications of foodways research for public policy. Topics receiving rewarding analysis in this volume include food festivals, modes of food preparation, meal cycles, seasonal celebrations, nutrition education, and the government's inattention to ethnic customs in forumlating its food policies.


 

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Introduction
3
A Structural Excursus
19
A Framework for the Analysis of Continuity and Change
66
Part II
89
A Kosher Caterer as Mediator
127
Foodways in the Pine
145
The Social and Symbolic Uses of EthnicRegional
169
Economic Social and Cultural Factors in the Analysis
217
Is the Government Trying
238
Selected Bibliography
259
Index
267
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The Editors: Linda Keller Brown is Council Associate, American Council on Education in Washington, D. C.

Kay Mussell is associate professor of literature and American Studies at American University.

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