Language Arts & Disciplines

Food Feminisms Rhetorics

by Melissa A. Goldthwaite
Publisher: SIU Press
Release Date: 2017-06-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 280 pages
ISBN 13: 0809335905
ISBN 10: 9780809335909
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Food Feminisms Rhetorics written by Melissa A. Goldthwaite, published by SIU Press which was released on 2017-06-19. Download Food Feminisms Rhetorics Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Given fifty years of amorphous and contentious definitions of both second-wave feminism (Thornham) and postfeminism (Gamble), it is tempting to imagine Fisher and Kingsolver, whose works bracket this time span, indifferent to the ... -- Inspired by the need for interpretations and critiques of the varied messages surrounding what and how we eat, Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics collects eighteen essays that demonstrate the importance of food and food-related practices as sites of scholarly study, particularly from feminist rhetorical perspectives. Contributors analyze messages about food and bodies—from what a person watches and reads to where that person shops—taken from sources mundane and literary, personal and cultural. This collection begins with analyses of the historical, cultural, and political implications of cookbooks and recipes; explores definitions of feminist food writing; and ends with a focus on bodies and cultures—both self-representations and representations of others for particular rhetorical purposes. The genres, objects, and practices contributors study are varied—from cookbooks to genre fiction, from blogs to food systems, from product packaging to paintings—but the overall message is the same: food and its associated practices are worthy of scholarly attention.