Taste of American Place (Paperback)

A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods

By Barbara G. Shortridge (Editor), James R. Shortridge (Editor), Stephen Frenkel (Contribution by)

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9780847685073, 398pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 1998

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Tracing the intertwined roles of food, ethnicity, and regionalism in the construction of American identity, this textbook examines the central role food plays in our lives. Drawing on a range of disciplines_including sociology, anthropology, folklore, geography, history, and nutrition_the editors have selected a group of engaging essays to help students explore the idea of food as a window into American culture. The editors' general introductory essay offers an overview of current scholarship, and part introductions contextualize the readings within each section. This lively reader will be a valuable supplement for courses on American culture across the social sciences.

About the Author

Barbara G. Shortridge is assistant professor of geography at the University of Kansas. James R. Shortridge is professor of geography at the University of Kansas.