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Food on the Move: Gendered Representation, Cultural Sustainability, and Culinary Practices of Gullah Women

dc.contributor.advisorBolles, Augusta Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Katie M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T05:40:36Z
dc.date.available2015-09-18T05:40:36Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2R92B
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16957
dc.description.abstractFood on the Move: Gendered Representation, Cultural Sustainability, and Culinary Practices of Gullah Women connects Gullah women and foodways with processes of migration, cultural heritage, sustainability, and memory. Drawing on women’s studies, history, anthropology, literature, film, and food studies, this interdisciplinary project looks at the preparation and presentation of food as an integral part of a sustained Gullah culture. Using Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust alongside contemporary imaginaries of the senses, the work discusses how movement of peoples into and out of the Sea Islands of South Carolina complicates the relationship between the sensory, particularly taste, memory and home. Most importantly, through food-centered stories combined with analyses of cookbooks and other culinary notations, this dissertation examines the vital role women have played in maintaining Gullah culinary history and the dissemination and sustenance of Gullah culture. It enhances not only our understanding of Gullah culture but also of the processes of social and cultural changes necessary to sustain it. This work argues that the Gullah Geechee National Heritage Corridor is a critical site for cultural sustainability particularly in regard to food. Food becomes a site for mapping the traditions, pressures, changes, adaptations, and resistances within a particular racial-ethnic community as it encounters dominant cultures, as well as a site of creativity, pleasure, and survival.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFood on the Move: Gendered Representation, Cultural Sustainability, and Culinary Practices of Gullah Womenen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentWomen's Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWomen's studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAfrican American studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCookbooksen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDaughters of the Dusten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFoodwaysen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGullahen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGullah Geechee National Heritage Corridoren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJulie Dashen_US


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