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Global appetites [electronic resource] : American power and the literature of food / Allison Carruth.

Carruth, Allison. (Author). ProQuest (Firm) (Added Author).
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Subject: Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 > Criticism and interpretation.
Morrison, Toni. Tar baby.
Ozeki, Ruth L. > Criticism and interpretation.
Agriculture in literature.
Food in literature.
American literature > 20th century > History and criticism.
American literature > Women authors > History and criticism.
Food writing > United States.
Agricultural industries > United States.
Globalization.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • Physical Description: xiii, 246 p. : ill.
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: the power of food; 2. Rural modernity: Willa Cather and the rise of agribusiness; 3. 'Luxury feeding' and war rations: food writing at midcentury; 4. Supermarkets and exotic foods: Toni Morrison's 'chocolate eater'; 5. Postindustrial pastoral: Ruth Ozeki and the new muckrakers; 6. Conclusion: food writing in the age of information; Bibliography; Notes; Index.
Summary: "Global Appetites explores how industrial agriculture and countercultural food movements underpin U.S. conceptions of global power in the century since the First World War. Allison Carruth's study centers on what she terms the "literature of food" - a body of work that comprises literary realism, late modernism, and magical realism along with culinary writing, food memoir, and advertising" -- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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