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The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South (Paperback)

Edité par University of Georgia Press, United States, 2013
ISBN 10: 0820345547 / ISBN 13: 9780820345543
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Titre : The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the ...

Éditeur : University of Georgia Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780820345543

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Synopsis : 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.

Critique: "The expansion of the food studies movement--and we can confidently call it that--is due, in part, to the groundbreaking works on southern foodways by the editors John T. Edge, Elizabeth Engelhardt, and Ted Ownby. [T]he editors state their intention to focus on methods--how to study food, how to use the processes that have emerged in food studies. . . . ["The Larder" is] the first food studies work to raise the crucial topic of methodology, and it charts a promising trajectory for the field. If similar works follow, the future of food studies is limitless."--Andrew F. Smith, "The Journal of American History"

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