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The Stories, Subjectivities, and Spaces of Southern Food

The Stories, Subjectivities, and Spaces of Southern Food

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction The Stories, Subjectivities, and Spaces of Southern Food
Source:
Consuming Identity
Author(s):
Ashli Que Sinberry StokesWendy Atkins-Sayre
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496809186.003.0008

The signs that we had hit upon an important cultural and rhetorical subject were all apparent to us as we began our research into Southern food. We found that audiences—whether at a roadside stand or a convention hotel ballroom—would open up, smile, and freely share their memories, opinions, and ideas. After all, most people who are from the South or who identify with the region, despite being “of” another region, have opinions on what makes good Southern food. The topic crosses lines of race, class, gender, region, and so forth, providing an opportunity for a common discussion point....

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