My Kitchen Was the World’: Vertamae Smart Grosvenor’s GeecheeDiaspora

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Kitchen Culture in America: Representations of Food, Gender,and Race.

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Introduction: thinking food/thinking gender / Sherrie A. Inness -- Bonbons, lemon drops, and Oh Henry! bars: candy, consumer culture, and the construction of gender, 1895-1920 / Jane Dusselier -- Campbell's soup and the long shelf life of traditional gender roles / Katherine Parkin -- "Now then, who said biscuits?" The Black woman cook as fetish in American advertising, 1905-1953 / Alice A. Deck -- The joy of sex instruction: women cooking in marital sex manuals, 1920-1963 / Jessamyn Neuhaus -- "The enchantment of mixing-spoons": cooking lessons for boys and girls / Sherrie A. Inness -- Home cooking: Boston baked beans and sizzling rice soup as recipes for pride and prejudice / Janet Theophano -- Processed foods from scratch: cooking for a family in the 1950s / Erika Endrijonas -- Freeze frames: frozen foods and memories of the postwar American family / Christopher Holmes Smith -- She also cooks: gender, domesticity, and public life in Oakland, California, 1957-1959 / Jessica Weiss -- "My kitchen was the world": Vertamae Smart Grosvenor's Geechee diaspora / Doris Witt -- "If I were a voodoo priestess": women's culinary autobiographies / Traci Marie Kelly.


Sustainability, Food habits -- United States -- History, Women -- United States -- Psychology, Women -- United States -- Attitudes, Kitchens -- Social aspects -- United States, Sex role -- United States, Habitudes alimentaires -- États-Unis -- Histoire, Femmes -- États-Unis -- Psychologie, Femmes -- États-Unis -- Attitude (Psychologie), Cuisines -- Aspect social -- États-Unis, Rôle selon le sexe -- États-Unis, Eetgewoonten, Populaire cultuur, Ernährungsgewohnheit, Hauswirtschaft, Geschlechterrolle, United States -- Social conditions, United States -- Race relations, États-Unis -- Conditions sociales, États-Unis -- Relations raciales, USA

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In: Kitchen Culture in America: Representations of Food, Gender,and Race.. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. 0812235649

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