Black Hunger: Soul Food And America

Black Hunger Soul Food And America Assesses the complex interrelationships between food race and gender in America with special attention paid to the famous figure of Aunt Jemima and the role played by soul food in the post Civil Wa

  • Title: Black Hunger: Soul Food And America
  • Author: Doris Witt
  • ISBN: 9780816645510
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Assesses the complex interrelationships between food, race, and gender in America, with special attention paid to the famous figure of Aunt Jemima and the role played by soul food in the post Civil War period, up through the civil rights movement and the present day Original.

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    1. Call it a 3.5. Doris Witt examines the intertwining of black culture, food, and gender, in a book that ranges from the Nation of Islam to Aunt Jemima. The book consists of seven chapters, and three sections--food and servants, soul food and black masculinity, and black female hunger. Each chapter explores a different intersection of gender, food, and race. The book begins with an examination of what Aunt Jemima, of the pancakes, represents, particularly in terms of commercializing depictions of [...]

    2. This is an extremely well-researched and rendered book that seamlessly ties history, culture, food practices, and gender together in a seminal text on the link between food and "imagined communities."

    3. I own this book & have been meaning to read it forever so hopefully posting this will provide some motivation! (I've only read the introduction so far, but its really good.)

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