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The Resource How America eats : a social history of U.S. food and culture, Jennifer Jensen Wallach

How America eats : a social history of U.S. food and culture, Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Label
How America eats : a social history of U.S. food and culture
Title
How America eats
Title remainder
a social history of U.S. food and culture
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Jensen Wallach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work, written by a food and social historian sheds a new and interesting light on American history by way of the dinner table. It is, at once, a study of America's diverse culinary history and a look at the country's unique and unprecedented journey to the present day. While undeniably a "melting pot" of different cultures and cuisines, America's food habits have been shaped as much by technological innovations and industrial progress as by the intermingling and mixture of ethnic cultures. By studying what Americans have been eating since the colonial era, we are further enlightened to the conflicting ways in which Americans have chosen to define themselves, their culture, their beliefs, and the changes those definitions have undergone over time. Understanding the American diet is the first step toward grasping the larger truths, the complex American narratives that have long been swept under the table, and the evolving answers to the question: What does it mean to be American?
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallach, Jennifer Jensen
Dewey number
394.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2853.U5
LC item number
W35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GT2853.U5
NAL item number
W35 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American ways series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • United States
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
Label
How America eats : a social history of U.S. food and culture, Jennifer Jensen Wallach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cuisine of contact -- Food and the founding -- Foodways in an era of expansion and immigration -- Technology and taste -- Gender and the American appetite -- The pious or patriotic stomach -- Food habits and racial thinking -- The politics of food
Control code
ocn794361344
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 241 pages
Isbn
9781442208742
Lccn
2012032388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794361344
  • (Sirsi) a1917616
Label
How America eats : a social history of U.S. food and culture, Jennifer Jensen Wallach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cuisine of contact -- Food and the founding -- Foodways in an era of expansion and immigration -- Technology and taste -- Gender and the American appetite -- The pious or patriotic stomach -- Food habits and racial thinking -- The politics of food
Control code
ocn794361344
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 241 pages
Isbn
9781442208742
Lccn
2012032388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794361344
  • (Sirsi) a1917616

Library Locations

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