Crafting the Cornbread Nation: The Southern Foodways Alliance and Southern Identity
The Southern food movement does far more than just celebrate a delectable cuisine; it also may provide the ingredients for gradual social change. We argue that the Southern food movement, led by the Southern Foodways Alliance, helps to craft a Southern identity based on diverse, humble, and hospitable food. This rhetorically constitutive work—the food and discussions about Southern foodways (food habits)—has the potential to open up spaces for dialogue about Southern identity and to move individuals closer to a shared experience.
Southern Communication Journal
Stokes, A. Q.
(2014). Crafting the Cornbread Nation: The Southern Foodways Alliance and Southern Identity. Southern Communication Journal, 79(2), 77-93.
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