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Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South

Ashli Quesinberry Stokes and Wendy Atkins-Sayre

Abstract

Many Southerners enjoy conversations about food, quickly jumping in with likes and dislikes, regional preferences, and food-related stories. The subject of food often crosses lines of race, class, gender, and region, and provides an opportunity for a common discussion point. This book explores the types of identities, allegiances, and bonds that are made possible and are strengthened through Southern foods and foodways. It adds to the growing list examining Southern food, but its focus on the cuisine’s rhetorical nature and the communicative effect that the food can have on Southern culture ma ... More

Keywords: Identity, Southern food, Foodways, Rhetoric, Redefinition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496809186
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496809186.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashli Quesinberry Stokes, author
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Wendy Atkins-Sayre, author
University of Southern Mississippi