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Racial Indigestion : Eating Bodies in the 19th Century

By: Tompkins, Kyla Wazana.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.America and the Long 19th Century: Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (323 p.).ISBN: 9780814738375.Subject(s): Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 -- Criticism and interpretation | Cooking -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Diet -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Food habits -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Food in literature | Graham, Sylvester, 1794-1851 | Human body -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Racial Indigestion : Eating Bodies in the 19th CenturyDDC classification: 394.1/20973 | 394.120973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century -- 1 Kitchen Insurrections -- 2 "She Made the Table a Snare to Them": Sylvester Graham's Imperial Dietetics -- 3 "Everything 'Cept Eat Us": The Mouth as Political Organ in the Antebellum Novel -- 4 A Wholesome Girl: Addiction, Grahamite Dietetics, and Louisa May Alcott's Rose Campbell Novels -- 5 "What's De Use Talking 'Bout Dem 'Mendments?": Trade Cards and Consumer Citizenship at the End of the Nineteenth Century -- Conclusion: Racial Indigestion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E
F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- About the Author
Summary: The act of eating is both erotic and violent, as one wholly consumes the object being eaten. At the same time, eating performs a kind of vulnerability to the world, revealing a fundamental interdependence between the eater and that which exists outside her body. Racial Indigestion explores the links between food, visual and literary culture in the nineteenth-century United States to reveal how eating produces political subjects by justifying the social discourses that create bodily meaning. Combing through a visually stunning and rare archive of children's literature, architectural history, domestic manuals, dietetic tracts, novels and advertising, Racial Indigestion tells the story of the consolidation of nationalist mythologies of whiteness via the erotic politics of consumption. Less a history of commodities than a history of eating itself, the book seeks to understand how eating became a political act, linked to appetite, vice, virtue, race and class inequality and, finally, the queer pleasures and pitfalls of a burgeoning commodity culture.In so doing, Racial Indigestion sheds light on contemporary "foodie" culture's vexed relationship to nativism, nationalism and race privilege.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century -- 1 Kitchen Insurrections -- 2 "She Made the Table a Snare to Them": Sylvester Graham's Imperial Dietetics -- 3 "Everything 'Cept Eat Us": The Mouth as Political Organ in the Antebellum Novel -- 4 A Wholesome Girl: Addiction, Grahamite Dietetics, and Louisa May Alcott's Rose Campbell Novels -- 5 "What's De Use Talking 'Bout Dem 'Mendments?": Trade Cards and Consumer Citizenship at the End of the Nineteenth Century -- Conclusion: Racial Indigestion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E

F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- About the Author

The act of eating is both erotic and violent, as one wholly consumes the object being eaten. At the same time, eating performs a kind of vulnerability to the world, revealing a fundamental interdependence between the eater and that which exists outside her body. Racial Indigestion explores the links between food, visual and literary culture in the nineteenth-century United States to reveal how eating produces political subjects by justifying the social discourses that create bodily meaning. Combing through a visually stunning and rare archive of children's literature, architectural history, domestic manuals, dietetic tracts, novels and advertising, Racial Indigestion tells the story of the consolidation of nationalist mythologies of whiteness via the erotic politics of consumption. Less a history of commodities than a history of eating itself, the book seeks to understand how eating became a political act, linked to appetite, vice, virtue, race and class inequality and, finally, the queer pleasures and pitfalls of a burgeoning commodity culture.In so doing, Racial Indigestion sheds light on contemporary "foodie" culture's vexed relationship to nativism, nationalism and race privilege.

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