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Black Hunger: Soul Food And America (Race and American Culture)

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Assesses the complex interrelationships between food, race, and gender in America, with special attention paid to the famous figure of Aunt Jemima and the role played by soul food in the post-Civil War period, up through the civil rights movement and the present day. Original.
Paperback, 306 pages
Published October 15th 2004 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published January 1st 1999)
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Izetta Autumn
This is an extremely well-researched and rendered book that seamlessly ties history, culture, food practices, and gender together in a seminal text on the link between food and "imagined communities."
Sep 22, 2008 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thinkers & foodies
I own this book & have been meaning to read it forever so hopefully posting this will provide some motivation! (I've only read the introduction so far, but its really good.)
Charlie Rosenthal
Fascinating, but ultra-academic. Witt is also convinced that everything and everyone is gay.
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