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Caribbean SpacesEscapes from Twilight Zones

Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Carole Boyce Davies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Drawing on both the author's personal experience and critical theory, this book illuminates the dynamic complexity of Caribbean culture and traces its migratory patterns throughout the Americas. Both ... More

Intelligently DesignedHow Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Edward Caudill

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038013
eISBN:
9780252095306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038013.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Tracing the growth of creationism in America as a political movement, this book explains why the particularly American phenomenon of antievolution has succeeded as a popular belief. Conceptualizing ... More

The Italian American TableFood, Family, and Community in New York City

The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Simone Cinotto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s, this book recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the ... More

Legitimizing EmpireFilipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Faye Caronan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039256
eISBN:
9780252097300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039256.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

When the United States acquired the Philippines and Puerto Rico, it reconciled its status as an empire with its anticolonial roots by claiming that it would altruistically establish democratic ... More

Table TalkBuilding Democracy One Meal at a Time

Table Talk: Building Democracy One Meal at a Time

Janet A. Flammang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040290
eISBN:
9780252098550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Etiquette books insist that we never discuss politics during a meal. This book offers a polite rebuttal, presenting vivid firsthand accounts of people's lives at the table to show how mealtimes can ... More

Taste of the NationThe New Deal Search for America's Food

Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

Camille Bégin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040252
eISBN:
9780252098512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040252.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

During the Depression, the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) dispatched scribes to sample the fare at group eating events like church dinners, political barbecues, and clambakes. Its America Eats ... More

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