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The Resource Recipes for respect : African American meals and meaning, Rafia Zafar

Recipes for respect : African American meals and meaning, Rafia Zafar

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Recipes for respect : African American meals and meaning
Title
Recipes for respect
Title remainder
African American meals and meaning
Statement of responsibility
Rafia Zafar
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Food studies, once trendy, has settled into the public arena. In the academy, scholarship on food and literary culture constitutes a growing river within literary and cultural studies, but writing on African American food and dining remains a small tributary. Recipes for Respect fills this lacuna, illuminating the role of foodways in African American culture. Beginning with the cooks in Uncle Tom's Cabin, if not before, and continuing nearly to the present day, black Americans have been unfairly stereotyped as uneducated culinary geniuses. Rafia Zafar addresses this disparity and highlights not only the long tradition of educated African Americans within our national gastronomic history but also the literary and entrepreneurial strategies for civil rights and respectability woven into the written records of dining, cooking, and serving. Whether revealed in cookbooks or fiction, memoirs or hotel-keeping manuals, agricultural extension bulletins or library collections, the knowledge of foodways supported black strategies for the maintenance of historical memory, the assertion of self-reliance, and the achievement of dignity and civil rights. If, to follow Mary Douglas's dictum, food is a field of action--that is, a venue for social intimacy, exchange, or aggression--African American writing about foodways constitutes an underappreciated intervention into the racialized social and intellectual spaces of the United States"--
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Zafar, Rafia
Dewey number
641.59/296073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.89.F66
LC item number
Z34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern Foodways Alliance studies in culture, people, and place
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  • African Americans
  • Food habits
  • African American cooking
Label
Recipes for respect : African American meals and meaning, Rafia Zafar
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223127139526
  • 31223127139518
  • 31223131155500
  • 31223127139542
  • 31223127139559
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recipes for respect : Black men's hospitality books -- Born a slave, died a chef : slave narratives and the beginnings of culinary memoir -- "There is probably no subject more important than the study of food" : George Washington Carver's food movement -- Civil rights and commensality : meals and meaning in Ernest Gaines, Anne Moody, and Alice Walker -- The signifying dish : autobiography and history in two black women's cookbooks -- Elegy or Sankofa? : Edna Lewis's taste of country cooking and the question of genre -- The Negro cooks up his past : Arturo Schomburg's uncompleted cookbook
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9780820353678
Lccn
2018042681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-upg20190326-060
System control number
(OCoLC)1052872727
Label
Recipes for respect : African American meals and meaning, Rafia Zafar
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223127139526
  • 31223127139518
  • 31223131155500
  • 31223127139542
  • 31223127139559
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recipes for respect : Black men's hospitality books -- Born a slave, died a chef : slave narratives and the beginnings of culinary memoir -- "There is probably no subject more important than the study of food" : George Washington Carver's food movement -- Civil rights and commensality : meals and meaning in Ernest Gaines, Anne Moody, and Alice Walker -- The signifying dish : autobiography and history in two black women's cookbooks -- Elegy or Sankofa? : Edna Lewis's taste of country cooking and the question of genre -- The Negro cooks up his past : Arturo Schomburg's uncompleted cookbook
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9780820353678
Lccn
2018042681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-upg20190326-060
System control number
(OCoLC)1052872727

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