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Index

Alba, Richard D.See also identity theory; postwar America and ethnicity, 4–5, 14, 94, 170n9, 175n5, 176n17

alcohol consumption by men, 28, 30, 111–112

American Dream, the, 19–21, 24, 31–34

anorexia nervosaSee also female body image, 36, 97–99

Armenian

family structure, 62–63

food, 60–63, 72–73, 76–77, 85

genocide, 76–77, 83–84

assimilationSee alsoconsent and descent; identity formation theory, 4–6

attempts at, 23–26, 56–58, 92–93, 95, 97–98, 100–101, 181n8

“authenticity”

culinary, 8, 46, 134–136, 138–139, 171n13

cultural, 46, 105–110, 134–136, 171n13

Barthes, RolandSee also culinary signification theory, 2–4, 23, 132, 137, 169–170n5.

Black Dog of Fate, 53–64, 70–77, 82–86, 88

Biblical imagery

forbidden fruit, 107–109, 157–158

water into wine, 155–156

breastfeeding, 69–70, 177n20

Browder, LauraSee also ethnicimpersonation, 6

Butler, Judith See also gender theory, 9–12, 18, 50, 73, 90, 102, 144, 150

Catfish and Mandala , 89–92, 102–105, 111–121

Cauti, CamilleSee also culinary passing, 6

Chinese

family structureSee also Confucianism, 21–22, 38, 45, 173n4

gender ideologySee also Confucianism, 38–40

Civil Rights Movement, 13–14, 172n18–n19

Confucianism, 19–20, 38–39, 45, 95–96

consent and descentSee alsoidentity formationtheory; Sollors Werner, 4–6, 9, 14–15, 18–19, 25, 42, 48, 51, 73–74, 90, 92, 98, 100, 103, 110, 113, 120–121, 135–140, 144, 153–154, 156–160, 163–164, 180n1

convenience food, 60, 143–144, 176n14

Cuban

food, 26–27, 29, 46, 173n18

gender roles, 27, 29, 35

culinarypassingSee Cauti Camille and see also ethnic impersonation, 6–8, 140–144