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Palgrave Studies in Life Writing
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Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies

Cast-Iron Man

Authors: Pascual Soler, Nieves

  • Examines the tight association between food and the autobiographical impulse
  • Examines the performative capability of autobiography
  • Reviews the genre of masculine food autobiographies from the 1980s to the present
  • Reanimates the old debate on the connections between gender and genre
  • Addresses the relation between domestic and professional cooking 
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About this book

This book is concerned with food autobiographies written by men from the 1980s to the present. It concentrates on how food has transformed autobiographical narratives and how these define the ways men eat and cook nowadays. After presenting a historical overview of the place of food within men´s autobiography, this volume analyzes the reasons for our present interest in food and the proliferation of life narratives focused on cooking. Then it centers around the identities that male chefs are taking on in the writing of their lives and the generic models they use: the heroic, the criminal and the hunting autobiographical scripts. This study gives evidence that autobiographies are crucial in the redefinition of the new masculinities emerging in the kitchen.  It will appeal to readers interested in Food Studies, Autobiographical Studies, Men's Studies and American Literature and Culture.

About the authors

Nieves Pascual Soler teaches literature at Jaen University, Spain. Her research interests include cultural studies, feminism, and food. Recently she has co-edited Rethinking Chicana/o Literature through Food (2013) and Traces of Aging (2016). Her work has appeared in Journal of Intercultural Studies; Food, Culture and Society and Latin American Research Review.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Food in Autobiographies Written by Men

    Pascual Soler, Nieves

    Pages 1-28

  • Authentic Chef-Heroes

    Pascual Soler, Nieves

    Pages 29-57

  • The Cook-as-Criminal Autobiography

    Pascual Soler, Nieves

    Pages 59-90

  • Hunting Chefs

    Pascual Soler, Nieves

    Pages 91-118

  • Conclusion

    Pascual Soler, Nieves

    Pages 119-121

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70923-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70922-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 8, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89013-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies
Book Subtitle
Cast-Iron Man
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Life Writing
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70923-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70923-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70922-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89013-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 126
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