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Dethroning the deceitful pork chop : rethinking African American foodways from slavery to Obama / edited by Jennifer Jensen Wallach.

Book Book (2015.)
Description: xxvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2015.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Merrimack College Stacks (2nd) E185.89.F66 D48 2015 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 1610755685
  • ISBN: 9781610755689
  • ISBN: 9781557286796
  • ISBN: 1557286795
General Note: Foreword by Psyche Williams-Forson; afterword by Rebecca Sharpless.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-282) and index.
Contents: Foodways and resistance : cassava, poison, and natural histories in the early Americas / Kelly Wisecup -- Native American contributions to African American foodways : slavery, colonialism, and cuisine / Robert A. Gilmer -- Black women's food writing and the Archive of Black Women's History / Marcia Chatelain -- A date with a dish : revisiting Freda De Knight's African American cuisine / Katharina Vester -- What's the difference between soul food and Southern cooking? : the classification of cookbooks in American libraries / Gretchen L. Hoffman -- Creole cuisine as culinary border culture : reading recipes as testimonies of hybrid identity and cultural heritage / Christine Marks -- Feast of the Mau Mau : Christianity, conjure, and the origins of soul food / Anthony J. Stanonis -- The sassy black cook and the return of the magical negress : popular representations of black women's food work / Kimberly D. Nettles-Barcelón -- Mighty matriarchs kill it with a skillet : critically reading popular representations of black womanhood and food / Jessica Kenyatta Walker -- Looking through prism optics : toward an understanding of Michelle Obama's food reform / Lindsey R. Swindall -- Theft, food labor, and culinary insurrection in the Virginia plantation yard / Christopher Farrish -- Dethroning the deceitful pork chop : food reform at the Tuskegee Institute / Jennifer Jensen Wallach -- Domestic restaurants, foreign tongues : performing African and eating American in the US Civil Rights era / Audrey Russek -- Freedom's farms : activism and sustenance in rural Mississippi / Angela Jill Cooley -- After forty acres : food security, urban agriculture, and black food citizenship / Vivian N. Halloran.
Summary: Uses a variety of methodological perspectives to demonstrate that throughout time black people have used both overt and subtle food practices to resist white oppression.
Authors: Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974- (editor.). Williams-Forson, Psyche A., (writer of foreword.). Sharpless, Rebecca, (writer of afterword.).
Citation: Wallach, Jennifer Jensen. "Dethroning the deceitful pork chop : rethinking African American foodways from slavery to Obama." Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2015.

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