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Tables at Home

Janet A. Flammang

in Table Talk: Building Democracy One Meal at a Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040290
eISBN:
9780252098550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040290.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers table talk at home in order to understand the significance of conversations in the domestic sphere for civility and democracy. It discusses the complicated relations of ... More


Dinner Parties in America

Alice P. Julier

in Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037634
eISBN:
9780252094880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter uses stories from both formal and informal interviews to travel from those who dutifully adhere to the cultural template of dinner parties to those who deliberately alter some important ... More


A Woolf at the Table: Virginia Woolf and the Domestic Dinner Party

Lauren Rich

in Gastro-modernism: Food, Literature, Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954682
eISBN:
9781789623635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954682.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the middleclass domestic dinner party as a key site in Virginia Woolf’s articulation of British modernity. Long viewed by critics as occasions for forming, renewing, and ... More


Sweetening the Pot: The Shifting Social Landscape of Sociable Meals

Alice P. Julier

in Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037634
eISBN:
9780252094880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter begins with a discussion of a dinner party attended by the author to highlight the complexity of social events with food when all the rigid rules of dinner parties are not applicable or ... More


‘The dinner was indeed quiet’: Domestic Parties in the Work of Joseph Conrad

Susan Jones

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In ‘“The dinner was indeed quiet”: Domestic Parties in the Work of Joseph Conrad’, Susan Jones offers a reading which relates the gender and post-colonial politics of parties in three texts written ... More


Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Alice P. Julier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037634
eISBN:
9780252094880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

An insightful map of the landscape of social meals, this book argues that the ways in which Americans eat together play a central role in social life in the United States. Delving into a wide range ... More


How to Explain Number Theory at a Dinner Party

Michael Harris

in Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175836
eISBN:
9781400885527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion began in Chapter α‎. It presents the third part of author's response to the question, “What is it you do in number theory, anyway?” Working his way up to the ... More


At Home—and Away

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Nicholas Murray Butler mixed his professional and social lives. Butler's house in New York became, in the words of Alva Johnston, his New Yorker profilist, a “clearing house ... More


How to Explain Number Theory at a Dinner Party

Michael Harris

in Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175836
eISBN:
9781400885527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter begins with the author's account of a dinner party that he attended in the spring of 2008. One of the guests, an actress, had turned to him and asked, “What is it you do in number ... More


How to Explain Number Theory at a Dinner Party

Michael Harris

in Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175836
eISBN:
9781400885527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion began in Chapter α‎. It presents the fourth and final part of author's response to the question, “What is it you do in number theory, anyway?” Here he deals with ... More


Moral Stagecraft

Karen Stohr

in Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190867522
eISBN:
9780190867553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867522.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter provides an account of how social practices and conventions are used to build moral neighborhoods. It draws on Erving Goffman’s dramaturgical picture of human interaction to describe how ... More


Social Life and Social Uplift

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0020
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the social life of Illinois Negroes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the early days, receptions, cake-walks, dinner parties and barbeques were common ... More


How to Explain Number Theory at a Dinner Party

Michael Harris

in Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175836
eISBN:
9781400885527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion began in Chapter α‎. It presents the second part of author's response to the question, “What is it you do in number theory, anyway?” Working his way up to the ... More


Sons and Lovers

Elizabeth Harlan

in George Sand

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on how George Sand made the acquaintance of Alfred de Musset at a dinner party in honor of Francois Buloz and a group of his authors. The second son of an aristocratic Parisian ... More


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