Italian American Women, Food, and Identity

Stories at the Table

Authors: Dottolo, Andrea L., Dottolo, Carol

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  • Provides an original contribution both in terms of the population studied and its cutting edge methodology of using the 'recipe' as a research tool as well as featuring a mother-daughter research team
  • Presents unique approach of addressing Italian American women and food from psychological and feminist perspectives 
  • Successfully merges a multiplicity of research strands focusing on white ethnic populations, food issues, narratives of identity, as well as feminist psychology perspectives
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About this book

This book is about Italian American women, food, identity, and our stories at the table. This mother-daughter research team explores how Italian American working-class women from Syracuse, New York use food as a symbol and vehicle which carries multiple meanings. In these narratives, food represents home, loss, and longing. Food also stands in for race, class, gender, sexuality, immigration, region, place, and space. The authors highlight how food is about family and tradition, as well as choice and change. These women's narratives reveal that food is related to celebration, love, power, and shame. As this study centers on the intergenerational transmission of culture, the authors' relationship mirrors these questions as they contend with their similar and disparate experiences and relationships with Italian American identity and food. The authors use the "recipe" as a conversational bridge to elicit narratives about identity and the self. They also encourage readers to listen closely to the stories at their own tables to consider how recipes and food are a way for us to claim who we are, who we think we are, who we want to be, and who we are not.

About the authors

Andrea L. Dottolo is an assistant professor of psychology at Rhode Island College and a resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, USA.
Carol A. Dottolo is a retired educator from Liverpool Central School District, Liverpool, NY, USA. She specializing in reading and has extensive experience in teaching language and comprehension.




Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italian American Women, Food, and Identity
Book Subtitle
Stories at the Table
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74757-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74757-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74756-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09070-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 202
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