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Table talk : building democracy one meal at a time / Janet A. Flammang.

Flammang, Janet A. (Author).
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Subject: Food habits > United States > History.
United States > Social life and customs > 1971-
Civil society > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780252098550
  • ISBN: 0252098552
  • ISBN: 0252040295
  • ISBN: 9780252040290
  • ISBN: 0252081749
  • ISBN: 9780252081743
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Pressq, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-247) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Setting the Table -- Table Reservations -- Family Table Talk as Language Socialization -- Family Table Talk as Hard Work -- American Mealtimes -- Overworked Americans -- Common Tables -- Stories and Food -- Conversations and Narratives -- Studying Conversations -- Learning the Art of Conversation -- Table Narratives -- Tables at Home -- Domesticity -- Kitchen Talk -- Family Meals -- Generations at the Table -- Kids Cooking -- Table Manners -- Talking about Your Day -- Training Tables -- Dinner Parties -- Express Yourself -- Transition Tables -- Tables Away from Home -- School Tables -- Camp Conversations -- College Tables -- Religious Tables -- Male Tables -- Addiction Recovery -- Homies Dinners -- Military Meals -- Tables and Conflict -- Difficult Conversations -- Cultural Differences at the Table -- Dispute Mediation Tables -- Deep Divides at the Table -- Cooking for Racial Equality -- Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh -- Civic Engagement and Diplomacy -- Community Building -- Adolescent Civic Engagement -- Political Discussions -- Conversations and Civility -- Congresswomen and Civility -- State Department Culinary Diplomacy -- Presidential Barbecue Diplomacy.
Summary, etc.: Etiquette books insist that we never discuss politics during a meal. Janet A. Flammang provides a polite rebuttal, presenting vivid firsthand accounts of people's lives at the table to show how mealtimes can teach us the conversational give-and-take foundational to democracy.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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