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Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Kelly Erby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Restaurant Republic examines the nascent restaurant landscape in Boston in its entirety, from the most plebian of eateries to the extremely elite and refined. Focusing on the rise of commercial ... More


Ice Cream at Howard Johnson’s

Kelly Erby

in Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the epilogue of Restaurant Republic, the author traces the story of commercial dining in Boston into the early twentieth century and reviews the major points of the previous chapters. The findings ... More


Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Alex V. Barnard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book explores how 40% of America’s food supply is thrown out—uneaten—through the lens of one group of activists, “freegans,” in New York City dedicated to recovering, redistributing, and reusing ... More


Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Chad Lavin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book looks at canonical books in political theory and contemporary interventions in food politics to examine how the experience of eating structures our ability to conceptualize politics. The ... More


Banquet Tables to Trophy Displays

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of food art. It examines the history of turn-of-the-century corn palaces, crop art, and butter sculpture. It recounts the history of using food for ... More


Feeding Detroit’s Rise: Provisions for Urban Pioneers

Rebecca J. Kinney

in Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697564
eISBN:
9781452955162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697564.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the fifth chapter, the book examines the story of Detroit on the rise—the ultimate conclusion of most of the disparate narratives surrounding the city. The fascination with Detroit in the ... More


A Brief History of a Tomato

Alex V. Barnard

in Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter begins by following a tomato from the fields of Mexico to the curb of New York City. Consumers are increasingly aware of the exploitation of land and labor that goes into bringing ... More


Salvaging Sustainability

Alex V. Barnard

in Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The conclusion looks beyond freeganism towards more recent efforts to reduce food waste. By studying freegans, we see one part of where these new initiatives concerning waste originated, while also ... More


Diet and American Ideology

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 chronicles three periods of dietary advice over the 20th Century, indexes them to distinct paradigms of production and capitalist accumulation, and shows how they capture particular ... More


Eating Alone

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 2 reads Hobbes, Locke and Descartes to show how they invented the liberal subject by masking digestive processes. As a result, they established a way of thinking about selves and bodies that ... More


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