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Mannur, Anita
Culinary fictions : food in South Asian diasporic culture / Anita Mannur
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN56.F59 M36 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Food in literature
Food habits in literature
South Asians in literature
Cooking, Indic
English literature -- South Asian authors -- History and criticism
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Physical Description xiv, 255 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: Food matters -- Nostalgia, domesticity and gender. Culinary nostalgia: authenticity, nationalism, and diaspora -- Feeding desire: food, domesticity, and challenges to heteropatriarchy -- Palatable multiculturalisms and class critique. Sugar and spice: sweetening the taste of alterity -- Red hot chili peppers: visualizing class critique and female labor -- Theorizing fusion in America. Eating America: culture, race, and food in the social imaginary of the second generation -- Easy exoticism: culinary performances of Indianness -- Conclusion: Room for more: multiculturalism's culinary legacies

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