The Resource Recipes for respect : African Americanmeals and meaning, Rafia Zafar, (electronic resource)

Recipes for respect : African Americanmeals and meaning, Rafia Zafar, (electronic resource)

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Recipes for respect : African Americanmeals and meaning
Title
Recipes for respect
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African Americanmeals and meaning
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Rafia Zafar
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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 tributary. Recipes for Respect bridges this gap, illuminating the role of foodways in African American culture as well as the contributions of Black cooks and chefs to what has been considered the mainstream. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and continuing nearly to the present day, African Americans have often been stereotyped as illiterate kitchen geniuses. Rafia Zafar addresses this error, highlighting the long history of accomplished African Americans within our culinary traditions, as well as 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, foodways knowledge sustained Black strategies for self-reliance and dignity, the preservation of historical memory, and civil rights and social mobility. 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 critique of the racialized social and intellectual spaces of the United States
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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Zafar, Rafia
Dewey number
641.59/296073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Southern Foodways Alliance studies in culture, people, and place
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  • African American cooking
  • African Americans
  • Food habits
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Recipes for respect : African Americanmeals and meaning, Rafia Zafar, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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text
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780820353654
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12442617
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MWT12442617
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Recipes for respect : African Americanmeals and meaning, Rafia Zafar, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820353654
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12442617
Publisher number
MWT12442617
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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