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By William R. Dalessio

ISBN-10: 1604978015

ISBN-13: 9781604978018

during the last 40 years, scenes that prominently characteristic acts of getting ready and consuming nutrients have crammed the pages of novels and memoirs written by way of American immigrants and their descendants simply because those writers remember that consuming is greater than a basically organic functionality yet, as an alternative, works to outline who we're within the usa and in another country. Are We What We devour? seriously analyzes 8 of those items of ethnic American literature, which display the real function that cooking and consuming play within the means of identification formation. With the growing to be scholarly and renowned pursuits in meals and ethnicity within the usa, Are We What We devour? is a well timed research of foodstuff in literature and tradition. so far, a lot of the scholarship on cooking and consuming in ethnic American literature has excited about a particular ethnic staff, yet has now not tested, in any extensive manner, the similarities one of the diversified ethnic and racial teams that contain American tradition. Are We What We devour? provides a cross-cultural research that considers the typical studies between numerous ethnic cultures and, even as, acknowledges the various ways in which each one tradition used to be (and often times, nonetheless is) marginalized by means of the dominant American one. With research that's articulate and available to so much, Are We What We devour? could be an illuminating research for all who're attracted to foodstuff, ethnicity, or gender in American culture.

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