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African American Foodways : Explorations of History and Culture (Paperback)

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Ranging from seventeenth-century West African fare to contemporary fusion dishes using soul food ingredients, the essays in this book provide an introduction to many aspects of African American foodways and an antidote to popular misconceptions about soul food. Examining the combination of African, Caribbean, and South American traditions, the volume's contributors offer lively insights from history, literature, sociology, anthropology, and African American studies to demonstrate how food's material and symbolic values have contributed to African Americans' identity for centuries. Individual chapters examine how African foodways survived the passage into slavery, cultural meanings associated with African American foodways, and the contents of African American cookbooks, both early and recent.

Contributors are Anne L. Bower, Robert L. Hall, William C. Whit, Psyche Williams-Forson, Doris Witt, Anne Yentsch, Rafia Zafar.

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Publisher Univ of Illinois Pr
Mfg Part# 9780252076305
SKU 209873726
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0252076303
Release Date 12/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0183
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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