Food in the Gilded Age

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ISBN: 9781442245143
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Number of pages: 226
Author: Robert Dirks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Food in the Gilded Age in PDF and EPUB The Gilded Age is renowned for a variety of reasons, including its culture of conspicuous consumption among the newly rich. In the domain of food, conspicuous consumption manifested itself in appetites for expensive dishes and lavish dinner parties. These received ample publicity at the time, resulting later on in well-developed historical depictions of upper-class eating habits. This book delves into the eating habits of people of lesser means. Concerning the African American community, the working class, the impoverished, immigrants, and others our historical representations have been relatively superficial. The author changes that by turning to the late nineteenth century’s infant science of nutrition for a look at eating and drinking through the lens of the earliest food consumption studies conducted in the United States. These were undertaken by scientists, mostly chemists, who left their laboratories to observe food consumption in kitchens, dining rooms, and various institutional settings. Their insistence on careful measurement resulted in a substantial body of detailed reports on the eating habits of ordinary people. This work sheds new light on what most Americans were cooking and eating during the Gilded Age.

Food Health and Culture in Latino Los Angeles

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ISBN: 9781442251304
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Number of pages: 262
Author: Sarah Portnoy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Food Health and Culture in Latino Los Angeles in PDF and EPUB Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles explores the history of Latino cuisine in Los Angeles and the contemporary Latino food scene, one that sharply contrasts with urban Latino neighborhoods where access to affordable, healthy food is a struggle. The study offers solutions such as expanding urban agriculture and legalizing street vendors.

Food Cults

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ISBN: 9781442251328
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Number of pages: 278
Author: Kima Cargill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Food Cults in PDF and EPUB What do we mean when we call any group a cult? Defining that term is a slippery proposition – the word cult is provocative and arguably pejorative. Does it necessarily refer to a religious group? A group with a charismatic leader? Or something darker and more sinister? Because beliefs and practices surrounding food often inspire religious and political fervor, as well as function to unite people into insular groups, it is inevitable that "food cults" would emerge. Studying the extreme beliefs and practices of such food cults allows us to see the ways in which food serves as a nexus for religious beliefs, sexuality, death anxiety, preoccupation with the body, asceticism, and hedonism, to name a few. In contrast to religious and political cults, food cults have the added dimension of mediating cultural trends in nutrition and diet through their membership. Should we then consider raw foodists, many of whom believe that cooked food is poison, a type of food cult? What about paleo diet adherents or those who follow a restricted calorie diet for longevity? Food Cults explores these questions by looking at domestic and international, contemporary and historic food communities characterized by extreme nutritional beliefs or viewed as "fringe" movements by mainstream culture. While there are a variety of accounts of such food communities across disciplines, this collection pulls together these works and explains why we gravitate toward such groups and the social and psychological functions they serve. This volume describes how contemporary and historic food communities come together and foment fanaticism, judgment, charisma, dogma, passion, longevity, condemnation and exaltation.

American Home Cooking

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ISBN: 9781442253469
Release Date: 2017-07-16
Number of pages: 210
Author: Tim Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online American Home Cooking in PDF and EPUB American Home Cooking provides an answer to the question of why, in the face of all the modern technology we have for saving time, Americans still spend time in their kitchens cooking. Americans eat four to five meals per week in a restaurant and buy millions of dollars’ worth of convenience foods. Cooking, especially from scratch, is clearly on its way out. However, if this is true, why do we spend so much money on kitchen appliances both large and small? Why are so many cooking shows and cookbooks published each year if so few people actually cook? In American Home Cooking, Timothy Miller argues that there are historical reasons behind the reality of American cooking. There are some factors that, over the past two hundred years, have kept us close to our kitchens, while there are other factors that have worked to push us away from our kitchens. At one end of the cooking and eating continuum is preparing meals from scratch: all ingredients are raw and unprocessed and, in extreme cases, grown at the home. On the other end of the spectrum is dining out at a restaurant, where no cooking is done but the family is still fed. All dining experiences exist along this continuum, and Miller considers how American dining has moved along the continuum. He looks at a number of different groups and trends that have affected the state of the American kitchen, stretching back to the early 1800s. These include food and appliance companies, the restaurant industry, the home economics movement of the early 20th century, and reform movements such as the counterculture of the 1960s and the religious reform movements of the 1800s. And yet the kitchen is still, most often, the center of the home and the place where most people expect to cook and eat – even if they don’t.

Urban Foodways and Communication

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ISBN: 9781442266438
Release Date: 2016-05-19
Number of pages: 248
Author: Casey Man Kong Lum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Urban Foodways and Communication in PDF and EPUB Embedded in the quest for ways to preserve and promote heritage of any kind and, in particular, food heritage, is an appreciation or a sense of an impending loss of a particular way of life – knowledge, skills set, traditions -- deemed vital to the survival of a culture or community. Foodways places the production, procurement, preparation and sharing or consumption of food at an intersection among culture, tradition, and history. Thus, foodways is an important material and symbolic marker of identity, race and ethnicity, gender, class, ideology and social relations. Urban Foodways and Communication seeks to enrich our understanding of unique foodways in urban settings around the world as forms of intangible cultural heritage. Each ethnographic case study focuses its analysis on how the featured foodways manifests itself symbolically through and in communication. The book helps advance our knowledge of urban food heritages in order to contribute to their appreciation, preservation, and promotion.

K Oben

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ISBN: 9781442255265
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Number of pages: 216
Author: Amber M. O'Connor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online K Oben in PDF and EPUB K’Oben traces the Maya kitchen and its associated hardware, ingredients, and cooking styles from the earliest times for which we have archaeological evidence through today’s culinary tourism in the area. It focuses not only on what was eaten and how it was cooked, but the people involved: who grew or sourced the foods, who cooked them, who ate them. Additionally, the authors examine how Maya foodways and the people involved fit into the social system, particularly in how food is incorporated into culture, economy, and society. The authors provide a detailed literature review of hard-to-find sources including: out of print centuries old cookbooks, archaeological field notes, ethnographies and ethnohistories out of circulation and not available in English, thesis documents only available in Spanish and in university archives as well as current field research on the Maya. The more recent Maya foodways can be studied from cookbooks, ethnographies and ethnohistorical documentation. Between the two of us, we have assembled a small but representative collection of cookbooks, some self-published and rare, that were available in Merida and elsewhere in Mexico during the late 20th century. Some are quite old, and all reflect local traditional foodways. Geographically, the book concentrates on Yucatan, Tabasco and Chiapas in Mexico, but will include Pre-Classic and Classic evidence from Guatemala and El Salvador, whose foodways are influenced by Maya traditions.


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ISBN: 9783462306699
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Number of pages: 368
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

Download and read online Zeitoun in PDF and EPUB »›Zeitoun‹ gehört zum Interessan testen, Packendsten und Aufregendsten, das man gerade lesen kann.« FAZ Dave Eggers erzählt in seiner vielfach ausgezeichneten literarischen Reportage die Geschichte der amerikanisch-syrischen FamilieZeitoun, die nach dem Hurrikan Katrina unschuldig ins Visier der amerikanischen Terrorismusfahnder gerät. Nachdem Hurrikan Katrina im August 2005 New Orleans verwüstet hat, schickt der Familienvater Abdulrahman Zeitoun seine Frau und die vier Kinder nach Arizona und bleibt selbst in der Stadt. Mit seinem Kanu fährt er durch die überfluteten Straßen und hilft, wo er kann – bis er am 6. September ohne Angabe von Gründen verhaftet und unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen festgehalten wird. Erst nach langen Wochen erreicht die Familie ein Lebenszeichen, und sie beginnt, um Zeitouns Freilassung zu kämpfen.Drei Jahre hat Dave Eggers in enger Zusammenarbeit mit der Familie Zeitoun an diesem Buch gearbeitet und herausgekommen ist »ein grandioser Reportage-Roman« (SZ). »Dave Eggers hat den Job des Schriftstellers brillant gemacht, er hat ihn in gewisser Weise für unsere Zeit neu erfunden.« (Spiegel Online) »Eine überwältigende literarische Reportage« (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) »Ein großartiger Tatsachenroman, der ein unglaubliches Heldendrama aus dem überschwemmten New Orleans erzählt.« (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Finding it Alles ist leichter mit dir

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ISBN: 9783802596582
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Number of pages: 352
Author: Cora Carmack

Download and read online Finding it Alles ist leichter mit dir in PDF and EPUB Nach ihrem Collegeabschluss erfüllt sich für Kelsey Summers der Traum vieler junger Frauen: Sie darf eine Rundreise durch Europa machen. Doch so sehr sie sich auch bemüht - der Einsamkeit in ihrem Inneren kann sie nicht entkommen. Das ändert sich, als sie dem attraktiven Jackson Hunt begegnet, der ihr anbietet, sie auf ihrer Reise zu begleiten. Jackson weckt Gefühle in Kelsey, die sie noch nie gekannt hat.

628 E8

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ISBN: 3938803045
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 400
Author: Octave Mirbeau

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Elemente j discher Tradition im Werk Woody Allens

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ISBN: 3631485301
Release Date: 1996-01
Number of pages: 588
Author: Thomas J. Kinne

Download and read online Elemente j discher Tradition im Werk Woody Allens in PDF and EPUB Judischkeit - wie druckt sich die Beziehung eines Autors zu einer religiosen und kulturellen Gemeinschaft in dessen Werk aus? Am Beispiel des bekannten judisch-amerikanischen Schriftstellers und Filmemachers Woody Allen versucht der Autor, diese Frage zu erortern. Welche philosophischen Standpunkte vermittelt Allen, wie steht er zur Religion im allgemeinen und zur judischen im besonderen? Und vor allem: Wie reiht er sich ein in eine jahrtausendealte literarische Tradition? Affinitaten zu Schriftstellern der Vergangenheit und der Gegenwart werden aufgezeigt, die Allen u.a. in einen Kontext stellen mit Heine und Kafka in Europa und mit Saul Bellow und Philip Roth in Amerika. Abgerundet wird die Studie durch eine Darstellung der Behandlung judischer Themen im Verlauf der noch jungen Geschichte des Films.

Ein Haus im Veneto

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ISBN: 3442452503
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 383
Author: Tim Parks

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Die Stunde der Frauen

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ISBN: 3423300140
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 278
Author: Libussa Fritz-Krockow

Download and read online Die Stunde der Frauen in PDF and EPUB Das Buch basiert auf mündlichen Berichten der Schwester des Autors, Libussa Fritz-Krockow. Aus ihren Erlebnissen in der Zeit des Kriegsendes und der Besetzung Pommerns durch Russland und Polen hat von Krockow diese Erzählung geformt.

Propyl en Technikgeschichte

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ISBN: 3549060076
Release Date: 1999-12
Number of pages: 2884
Author: Wolfgang König

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Weit gegangen

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ISBN: 3462042033
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 768
Author: Dave Eggers

Download and read online Weit gegangen in PDF and EPUB "Weit gegangen" ist die wahre Geschichte von Valentino Achak Deng, der mit sieben Jahren alles verlor, was er liebte, weil der Bürgerkrieg über sein Heimatdorf im Südsudan hereinbrach. Er erlebte das grösste Grauen und glaubte sich oft verloren, aber die Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben verlieh ihm stets die Kraft weiterzugehen. (Umschlagtext).