Food and Culture in Contemporary American Fiction

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Details
  • Author: Piatti-Farnell, Lorna
  • ISBN: 9781136645549
  • Print ISBN: 9780415884228
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Pages: 198
  • Digital Format: PDF
Description
Establishing an interdisciplinary connection between Food Studies and American literary scholarship, Piatti-Farnell investigates the significances of food and eating in American fiction, from 1980 to the present day. She argues that culturally-coded representations of the culinary illuminate contemporary American anxieties about class gender, race, tradition, immigration, nationhood, and history. As she offers a critical analysis of major works of contemporary fiction, Piatti-Farnell unveils contrasting modes of culinary nostalgia, disillusionment, and progress that pervasively address the cultural disintegration of local and familiar culinary values, in favor of globalized economies of consumption. see more