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Title Representing Italy through food / edited by Peter Naccarato, Zachary Nowak and Elgin K. Eckert.
Publication London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
Copyright date ©2017
Description xiv, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 394.1209 R
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Italy has long been romanticized as an idyllic place. Italian food and foodways play an important part in this romanticization - from bountiful bowls of fresh pasta to bottles of Tuscan wine. While such images oversimplify the complex reality of modern Italy, they are central to how Italy is imagined by Italians and non-Italians alike. Representing Italy through Food is the first book to examine how these perceptions are constructed, sustained, promoted, and challenged. Recognizing the power of representations to construct reality, the book explores how Italian food and foodways are represented across the media - from literature to film and television, from cookbooks to social media, and from marketing campaigns to advertisements. Bringing together established scholars such as Massimo Montanari and Ken Albala with emerging scholars in the field, the thirteen chapters offer new perspectives on Italian food and culture. Featuring both local and global perspectives - which examine Italian food in the United States, Australia and Israel - the book reveals the power of representations across historical, geographic, socio-economic, and cultural boundaries and asks if there is anything that makes Italy unique. An important contribution to our understanding of the enduring power of Italy, Italian culture and Italian food - both in Italy and beyond. Essential reading for students and scholars in food studies, Italian studies, media studies, and cultural studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Presenting food, representing Italy / Peter Naccarato, Zachary Nowak, and Elgin Eckert -- The belated revenge of today's farmers / Massimo Montanari -- Authenticity all'italiana : food discourses, diasporas, and the limits of cuisine in contemporary Italy / Aliza Wong -- Slow food movement and Facebook : the paradox of advocating slow living through fast technology / Ginevra Adamoli -- Casalinghitudine : recipes for political history / Ernesto Livorni -- Inspector Montalbano a tavola : food in Andrea Camilleri's police fiction / Elgin Eckert -- There's a mobster in the kitchen : cooking, eating, and complications of gender in mafia movies and television / Peter Naccarato -- In cibo veritas : food preparation and consumption in Ozpetek's "queer" films / Elgin Eckert and Zachary Nowak -- Semiotics of sauce : national identity and naming of pasta sauces / Maryann Tebben -- Producing consumers : how 1950's food advertisements in La cucina italiana evoke and create gendered bodies / Diana Garvin -- A kitchen with a view : perspectives on Italian gender roles in Barilla food commercials 1950-1970 / Antonella Valoroso -- Italian food in the United States / Ken Albala -- Leggo's not-so-autentico : toward an alternative account of 20th century Italo-Australian foodways / Rachel Ankeny & Tania Cammarano -- Italian food in Israel : stuffing up in an imagined Mediterranean Nir Avieli -- Italy represented / Peter Naccarato, Zachary Nowak, and Elgin Eckert.
Subject Food habits -- Italy.
Food habits -- Social aspects -- Italy.
Food in popular culture -- Italy.
National characteristics, Italian.
Cooking, Italian.
Cooking, Italian. (OCoLC)fst01753356
Food habits. (OCoLC)fst00930807
Food habits -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00930819
Food in popular culture. (OCoLC)fst00930840
National characteristics, Italian. (OCoLC)fst01033456
Italy. (OCoLC)fst01204565
Addl. Author Naccarato, Peter, 1970- editor.
Nowak, Zachary, editor.
Eckert, Elgin K., editor.
Related To Online version: Representing Italy through food. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017 9781474280426 (DLC) 2017007897
ISBN 9781474280419 (hardcover)
1474280412 (hardcover)
9781350085756 (softcover)
1350085758 (softcover)
Standard # 40026973744

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