Food in the USA: A Reader

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Carole Counihan
Psychology Press, 2002 - Cooking - 432 pages
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From Thanksgiving to fast food to the Passover seder, Food in the USA brings together the essential readings on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in the United States. Essay topics include the globalization of U.S. food; the dangers of the meatpacking industry; the rise of Italian-American food; the meaning of Soul food; the anorexia epidemic; the omnipotence of Coca-Cola; and the invention of Thanksgiving. Together, the collection provides a fascinating look at how and why we Americans are what we eat.
  

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We were just assigned a few essays in this book in my food class, so I haven't read most of it, but am not sure I'll finish the others. Read full review

Contents

Food and the Nation 3
1987
The American Response to Italian Food 18801930
75
Chicago 19151947
91
A Continuing
109
The Story of CocaCola
123
Rural Time and Meatpacking
143
COMPLEXITIES OF CONSUMPTION
169
The Contemporary Soup Kitchen
239
Food Masculinity and Place in the Hispanic Southwest 305
Who Deserves a Break Today? Fast Food Cultural Rituals and Womens
A Global Crisis 325
Chinas Big Mac Attack 347
Dependency and Marginalization
The Struggle for Democratic Choice 373
Policy Implications 385
Community Supported Agriculture

Autobiography and History in Two Black Womens
249
Hunger Masculinity and Nationalism
263
Women Food and Preservation
277
Food as Womens Voice in the San Luis Valley of Colorado 295
Contributors 409
Permissions 415
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Carole Counihan is a Professor o Anthropology and the Director of Women's Studies at Millersville University in Millersville, PA. She is currently senior editor of Food and Foodways journal. Her previous books include Food and Culture: A Reader and The Anthropology of Food and Body, both published by Routledge.

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