Manly Meals and Mom′s Home Cooking – Cookbooks and Gender in Modern America

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More than a history of the cookbook, Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking provides an absorbing and enlightening account of gender and food in modern America.
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ISBN-13: 9781421405841
ISBN-10: 1421405849
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 166 x 228 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.48 kg
Editura: Johns Hopkins University Press

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In Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking, Jessamyn Neuhaus offers a perceptive and piquant analysis of the tone and content of American cookbooks published between the 1790s and the 1960s, adroitly uncovering the cultural assumptions and anxieties--particularly about gender and domesticity--they contain.

More than a history of the cookbook, this work provides an absorbing and enlightening account of gender and food in modern America.

"An engaging analysis... Neuhaus provides a rich and well-researched cultural history of American gender roles through her clever use of cookbooks."--History: Reviews of New Books

"Even if you missed Jell-O salads or Pu-Pu platters, after reading Neuhaus buying a cookbook will never be the same."--American Historical Review

"The entire book is well researched and documented, helping readers to see that cookbooks have supported America's dominant ideologies about gender."--Gastronomica

"An excellent addition to the history of women's roles in America, as well as to the history of cookbooks."--Choice

"The book has many strengths, including excellent research and cogent presentation... Good enough to entice more scholars to step into the kitchen."--Journal of American History