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Consuming IdentityThe Role of Food in Redefining the South$
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Ashli Quesinberry Stokes and Wendy Atkins-Sayre

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496809186

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496809186.001.0001

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The Stories, Subjectivities, and Spaces of Southern Food

The Stories, Subjectivities, and Spaces of Southern Food

(p.3) Introduction The Stories, Subjectivities, and Spaces of Southern Food
Consuming Identity

Ashli Que Sinberry Stokes

Wendy Atkins-Sayre

University Press of Mississippi

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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