9780847685073

The Taste of American Place A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods

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  • ISBN13:

    9780847685073

  • ISBN10:

    0847685071

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Tracing the intertwined roles of food, ethnicity, and regionalism in the construction of American identity, this textbook examines the central role food plays in our lives. Drawing on a range of disciplines_including sociology, anthropology, folklore, geography, history, and nutrition_the editors have selected a group of engaging essays to help students explore the idea of food as a window into American culture. The editors' general introductory essay offers an overview of current scholarship, and part introductions contextualize the readings within each section. This lively reader will be a valuable supplement for courses on American culture across the social sciences.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Food and American Culturep. 1
Pasties in Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Foodways, Interethnic Relations, and Regionalismp. 21
Rocky Mountain Oystersp. 37
Loco Moco: A Folk Dish in the Makingp. 39
The Cincinnati Chili Culinary Complexp. 45
A Pound of Kenya, Please or a Single Short Skinny Mochap. 57
The Maine Lobster as Regional Icon: Competing Images over Time and Social Classp. 65
Patterns of American Rice Consumption 1955 and 1980p. 85
Food-Place Associations on American Product Labelsp. 101
The Compiled Cookbook as Foodways Autobiographyp. 111
Introduction: On Ethnic Foodwaysp. 121
Bierocks and Back for More Bierocksp. 135
Cajuns and Crawfishp. 139
Playing with Food: The Negotiation of Identity in the Ethnic Display Event by Italian Americans in Clinton, Indianap. 145
New York Jews and Chinese Food: The Social Construction of an Ethnic Patternp. 163
Eating Out in South Carolina's Cities: The Last Fifty Yearsp. 187
The Geography of Food in Eastern Oklahoma: A Small Restaurant Studyp. 201
From Pushcart to Modular Restaurant: The Diner on the Landscapep. 215
Fast Foods: American Food Regionsp. 227
You Are Where You Eatp. 243
100 Quickies - Foodsp. 251
100 Quickies - Restaurantsp. 254
Maps of Restaurantsp. 257
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 289
About the Contributorsp. 293
About the Editorsp. 297
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