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Eating Together : Food, Friendship and Inequality,9780252037634
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Eating Together : Food, Friendship and Inequality

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ISBN13:

9780252037634

ISBN10:
0252037634
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
5/15/2013
Publisher(s):
Univ of Illinois Pr

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Summary

An insightful map of the landscape of social meals, Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequalityargues that the ways in which Americans eat together play a central role in social life in the United States. Delving into a wide range of research, Alice P. Julier analyzes etiquette and entertaining books from the past century and conducts interviews and observations of dozens of hosts and guests at dinner parties, potlucks, and buffets. She finds that when people invite friends, neighbors, or family members to share meals within their households, social inequalities involving race, economics, and gender reveal themselves in interesting ways: relationships are defined, boundaries of intimacy or distance are set, and people find themselves either excluded or included.


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