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The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Douglas Harper and Patrizia Faccioli

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Outside of Italy, the country's culture and its food appear to be essentially synonymous. And indeed, as this book makes clear, preparing, cooking, and eating food play a central role in the daily ... More


The American Business of Italian Food: Producers, Consumers, and the Making of Ethnic Identities

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the layered worlds of the Italian food business and consumer marketplace in East Harlem. In order to understand the central role of food in the making of Italian American ... More


“Buy Italian!”: Imports, Diasporic Nationalism, and the Politics of Authenticity

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how the fondness of New York City's Italian immigrants for imported foods helped make the food import business crucial to the project of diasporic Italian nationalism. It argues ... More


Constructing Food the Italian Way

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on Italian food itself rather than the semiotics of food. The raw materials for Italian food are available in other parts of the world, but in Italy they are constructed ... More


Immigrant Tastemakers: Italian Cookbook Writers and the Transnational Formation of Taste in Postindustrial America (1973–2000)

Simone Cinotto

in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041396
eISBN:
9780252099991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041396.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Since the 1970s, Marcella Hazan, Lidia Bastianich, and other immigrant cookbook writers and cooking show hosts reconfigured the geographical and class imagination of Italian food in the United ... More


Food Combinations, Meal Sequence, & Bodily Well-Being

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Italians believe they know what foods combine properly, the order in which food should be eaten, and how the body properly digests food. These assumptions create a structure for integrating food into ... More


An American Foodscape: Food, Place, and Race in Italian Harlem

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the interrelationships among food, place, and race in Italian Harlem and shows that the Italian immigrant community was also a race-inflected geography of food consumption. ... More


Introduction

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores the centrality of food in the Italian American community of East Harlem in New York City between the 1920s and 1940s. It examines why the food of immigrants and their children has ... More


Why We Like Italian Food

Nir Avieli

in Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290099
eISBN:
9780520964419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290099.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the extreme popularity of Italian food in Israel, second only to Mizrahi food. Based on observations from a study conducted in a dozen Italian restaurants, the chapter argues ... More


Digestivo

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter is an interesting discussion between the author and Doug Harper on the Italian culture of food. The Italian culture of food has been studied by Italian scholars coming from different ... More


Serving Ethnicity: Italian Restaurants, American Eaters, and the Making of an Ethnic Popular Culture

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how Italian restaurateurs used food to represent Italian American identity and nation outside the community. In the interwar years, the position of Italian Americans in the ... More


We Are Family: Ethnic Food Marketing and the Consumption of Authenticity in Italian-Themed Chain Restaurants

Fabio Parasecoli

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0015
Subject:
History, Economic History

By deconstructing advertisements and décor from Italian-themed chain restaurants, such as Maggiano’s Little Italy, Bertucci’s, and Olive Garden, the chapter proposes that “eating the Italian other” ... More


Frames of Reference

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter presents some of the features of Italian history that show the pull between national and regional identities. It considers the tensions between the national and regional, between poverty ... More


Love

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines how Italian women create and are created by their family food worlds. It describes how Italians use food as currency in their intimate friendships and relationships. It also ... More


Class, Regionalism, and Commitment

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter takes us to the homes and kitchens of typical Bolognese. It describes the struggles and poverty and notes the peculiar ability Italians seem to have to improvise in the face of ... More


Power

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines how Italian women create and are created by their family food worlds. It shows how women's social identities are in part derived from their command of the kitchen. The chapter ... More


The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Simone Cinotto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s, this book recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the ... More


Epilogue

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This epilogue examines how the distinctiveness of Italian food has been shaped by continuous transformations and adaptations to a changing Italian America and American culture since World War II. ... More


Setting the Table

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Italy is famous for its cuisine, but most tourists must be content to sample Italian food in pizzerias, trattorie, and restaurants. This book is a dialogue between two sociologists from the same ... More


Labor

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way: Food and Social Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317243
eISBN:
9780226317267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317267.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines how Italian women create and are created by their family food worlds. It discusses divisions of labor created by the family food worlds of Italy. The discussion of labor sees ... More


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