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Comfort Food: Meanings and Memories

Michael Owen Jones and Lucy M. Long


As a subject of study, “comfort food” is relevant to a number of scholarly disciplines, most obviously food studies, folkloristics, and anthropology, but also American culture studies, cultural studies, global and international studies, tourism, marketing, and public health. This volume explores the concept of “comfort food” primarily within a western context with examples from Atlantic Canada, Indonesia, England, and various ethnic, regional, and religious populations as well as rural and urban residents in the U.S. It includes studies of a wide range of dishes—bologna to chocolate, sweet and ... More

Keywords: Foodways, Comfort, Discomfort, Food, Meanings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496810847
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496810847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Owen Jones, editor

Lucy M. Long, editor
Bowling Green State University

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