The Taste of American Place: A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Publication Date:September 1, 1999
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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 disciplinesincluding sociology, anthropology, folklore, geography, history, and nutritionthe 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.
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