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05-Jun-12 - Read the Q&A session with Professor William Dalessio on his recently published book, Are We What We Eat?

With the growing scholarly and popular interests in food and ethnicity in the United States, Are We What We Eat? is a timely analysis of food in literature and culture. To date, much of the scholarship on cooking and eating in ethnic American literature has focused on a specific ethnic group, but has not examined, in any in depth way, the similarities among the different ethnic and racial groups that comprise American culture. Are We What We Eat? presents a cross-cultural analysis that considers the common experiences among several ethnic cultures and, at the same time, recognizes the different ways that each culture was (and in some cases, still is) marginalized by the dominant American one. For those interested in reading, teaching, and writing about food in literature and culture, Are We What We Eat? should be an important reference book.

Professor William Dalessio’s recently published book, Are We What We Eat? Food and Identity in Late Twentieth-Century American Ethnic Literature, is an illuminating study for all who are interested in food, ethnicity, or gender in American culture.

With analysis that is articulate and accessible to most, Are We What We Eat? will be an illuminating study for all who are interested in food, ethnicity, or gender in American culture.

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