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“I Know You Got Soul”: Traditionalizing a Contested Cuisine

Sheila Bock

in Comfort Food: Meanings and Memories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810847
eISBN:
9781496810892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810847.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Soul food is a contested cuisine that is constructed as a source of both comfort and discomfort at individual and community levels. The first section offers a brief overview of how the marked ... More


Conclusions: Meals and Their Legacies

Mark S. Warner

in Eating In the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061115
eISBN:
9780813051390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061115.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter connects the food choices of the houses under excavation with the soul food movement of the 1960s.


The Civil Rights Movement and the Ascendency of the Idea of a Racial Style of Eating

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

in Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter begins with an examination of the symbolic significance of the sit-ins at restaurants and lunch counters throughout the South as black protesters asserted their right to eat iconic ... More


Culinary Nationalism beyond Soul Food

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

in Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses radical black critiques of the soul food tradition that emerged beginning in the late 1960s. Some began to associate the diet with bad health and criticized its linkages to the ... More


The Sound of the Fury: The Olympic City through the Prism of Black Atlanta’s Expressive Culture

Maurice J. Hobson

in The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635354
eISBN:
9781469635378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635354.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter six focuses on Mayor Maynard Jackson’s creation of the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the first institution within city government dedicated to the support of artists, their ... More


Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book gives a nuanced history of black foodways across the twentieth century, challenging traditional narratives of "soul food" as a singular style of historical African American cuisine. It ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

in Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

An April 22, 1971 soul food dinner hosted by the Bay Area Urban League is emblematic of the emergence of soul food as the preeminent symbol of black culinary identity after the 1960s. However, over ... More


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