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Food FightsHow History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates$
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Charles C. Ludington and Matthew Morse Booker

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469652894

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.001.0001

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Home, Cooking

Home, Cooking

Why Gender Matters to Food Politics

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(p.208) 10 Home, Cooking
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Food Fights
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Tracey Deutsch

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.003.0011

History looms large in much recent writing about food, with a particular nostalgia for home cooking. But much of this wistfulness for traditional food carefully prepared at home replicates long-standing efforts to rein in women, argues Tracey Deutsch. Because women still do much of the cooking in American homes, any history of home cooking has to acknowledge the inequalities of work in the home. Deutsch encourages us to look at kitchens and home cooking through the lens of women’s history to see them as places of joy and power, authority and possibility, tradition and resistance.

Keywords:   Gender, Women, Men, Cookbooks, Cooking, Women’s history, Inequality, Kitchen, Home cooking, Tradition

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