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eBook Black Hunger: Soul Food And America ePub

by Doris Witt

  • ISBN: 0816645515
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Doris Witt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (October 15, 2004)
  • Pages: 306
  • ePub book: 1779 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1612 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Black Hunger: Soul Food . .has been added to your Cart. As I read this book, I sensed Witt raising her fist in a Black Power salute and wielding her spatula like a sword; as if Aunt Jemima had stepped off the pancake box with vengeance and fury.

Black Hunger: Soul Food . BLACK HUNGER, which began many years ago as a dissertation at theUniversity of Virginia, is now an extraordinary book that should claim a viable place in African American history. This is a fascinating look at the role of food in our culture.

Doris Witt uses vaudeville, literature, film and cookbooks to explore how food has been used to perpetuate and .

Doris Witt uses vaudeville, literature, film and cookbooks to explore how food has been used to perpetuate and challenge racial stereotypes. Hence, the main focus is the controversy surrounding the authenticity of soul food and stereotypical views of black women in the United States. Witt fervidlyly contends that Aunt Jemima was not only used to sell pancakes, but also to perpetuate post-Civil War race and gender hierarchies, including the subordination of African-American women as servants, and white fantasies of the nurturing mammy.

In Black Hunger, Doris Witt demonstrates how this connection has operated as a central structuring dynamic of twentieth-century . psychic, cultural, sociopolitical, and economic life

In Black Hunger, Doris Witt demonstrates how this connection has operated as a central structuring dynamic of twentieth-century . psychic, cultural, sociopolitical, and economic life.

Highlighting the importance of food for men as well as women, Doris Witt traces the promotion of soul food by "New York Times food writer Craig Claiborne and its prohibition by Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and comedian turned diet guru Dick Gregory

Highlighting the importance of food for men as well as women, Doris Witt traces the promotion of soul food by "New York Times food writer Craig Claiborne and its prohibition by Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and comedian turned diet guru Dick Gregory

Doris Witt examines the intertwining of black culture, food, and gender, in a book that . The book consists of seven chapters, and three sections-food and servants, soul food and black masculinity, and black female hunger.

Doris Witt examines the intertwining of black culture, food, and gender, in a book that ranges from the Nation of Islam to Aunt Jemima. 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 Call it a . Doris Witt examines the intertwining of black culture, food, and gender, in a book that ranges from.

Ultimately, Black Hunger is an essential book for anyone interested in the study of food, especially as it demonstrates how cultural theory can be applied to this .

Ultimately, Black Hunger is an essential book for anyone interested in the study of food, especially as it demonstrates how cultural theory can be applied to this discipline, which has tended to focus on anthropological and historical methods. Of particular interest is her extensive bibliography and chronological bibliography of African-American cookbooks. Scholars of the 1960s who are amenable to a cultural studies approach will also find her work on Black Power and gender illuminating.

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Black Hunger: Soul Food and America . Book Description: Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and to challenge racial stereotypes. eISBN: 978-0-8166-9715-1. Subjects: Anthropology.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004. Rev. ed. Evanston, IL: Adler's Foreign Books. Excerpt from Introduction to Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America by Anthony Ryan Hatch. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Soul food is a variety of cuisine originating in the Southeastern United States, and from the conditions endured by enslaved Africans in this region. It is common in areas with a historical presence of African Americans and has been a cultural staple among the African American and American Deep-South communities for centuries. The expression "soul food" originated in the mid-1960s, when "soul" was a common word used to describe African American culture.

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.