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The Resource A mess of greens : Southern gender and Southern food, Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt, (electronic resource)

A mess of greens : Southern gender and Southern food, Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt, (electronic resource)

Label
A mess of greens : Southern gender and Southern food
Title
A mess of greens
Title remainder
Southern gender and Southern food
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
<DIV> Combining the study of food culture with gender studies and using perƯspectives from historical, literary, environmental, and American studies, Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt examines what southern women's choices about food tell us about race, class, gender, and social power. Shaken by the legacies of Reconstruction and the turmoil of the Jim Crow era, different races and classes came together in the kitchen, often as servants and mistresses but also as people with shared tastes and traditions. Generally focused on elite whites or poor blacks, southern foodways are often portrayed as stable and unchanging-even as an untroubled source of nostalgia. A Mess of Greens offers a different perspective, taking into account industrialization, environmental degradation, and women's increased role in the work force, all of which caused massive economic and social changes. Engelhardt reveals a broad middle of southerners that included poor whites, farm families, and middle- and working-class African Americans, for whom the stakes of what counted as southern food were very high. Five "moments" in the story of southern food-moonshine, biscuits versus cornbread, girls' tomato clubs, pellagra as depicted in mill literature, and cookbooks as means of communication-have been chosen to illuminate the connectedness of food, gender, and place. Incorporating community cookbooks, letters, diaries, and other archival materials, A Mess of Greens shows that choosing to serve cold biscuits instead of hot cornbread could affect a family's reputation for being hygienic, moral, educated, and even godly. </DIV>
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D.
Dewey number
394.1/20975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food habits
  • Food
  • Cooking, American
  • Women
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
A mess of greens : Southern gender and Southern food, Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Whose food, when, and why?: longing for corn and beans -- Moonshine: drawing a bead on Southern food and gender -- Biscuits and cornbread: race, class, and gender politics of women baking bread -- Canning tomatoes: growing "better and more perfect women" -- Will work for food: mill work, pellagra, and gendered consumption -- Cookbooks and curb markets: wild messes of Southern food and gender -- Market bulletins: writing the mess of greens together
Control code
ocn756768339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820341873
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756768339
Label
A mess of greens : Southern gender and Southern food, Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Whose food, when, and why?: longing for corn and beans -- Moonshine: drawing a bead on Southern food and gender -- Biscuits and cornbread: race, class, and gender politics of women baking bread -- Canning tomatoes: growing "better and more perfect women" -- Will work for food: mill work, pellagra, and gendered consumption -- Cookbooks and curb markets: wild messes of Southern food and gender -- Market bulletins: writing the mess of greens together
Control code
ocn756768339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820341873
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756768339

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