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Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature

Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard


Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature surveys food’s function in children’s texts, showing how the socio-cultural contexts of food reveal children’s agency through examining texts that vary from historical to contemporary, non-canonical to classics, the Anglo-American to multicultural traditions, including a variety of genres, formats, and audiences: realism, fantasy, cookbooks, picture books, chapter books, YA novels, and film. The first chapter tracks children’s cookbooks over 150 years to show how adults’ expectations change based on shifting ideologies of child capability. Subsequent ... More

Keywords: food studies, foodways, agency, culture, multicultural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496828347
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kara K. Keeling, author
Christopher Newport University

Scott T. Pollard, author
Christopher Newport University