Mapping Appetite

Mapping Appetite

Essays on Food, Fiction and Culture

eBook - 2007
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Nyman (English, U. of Joensuu, Finland) and Gallardo-Torrano (Rovira i Virgli U., Tarragona, Spain) bring together eight essays that examine how food and the culinary are represented in fiction, magazines, and food writing. A group of English and other scholars from Europe consider food, globalization, and multiculturalism in post-colonial works by authors such as Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, Zadie Smith, and Maggie McGee; links to themes of female empowerment in the romance novels of Joanne Harris; and in terms of power and technology in science fiction by Robert Silverberg. The book ends with essays that address the role of food in travel writing, the women's magazine Good Housekeeping, and African American cookbooks, with consideration of issues of gender, nation, and race. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007
ISBN: 9781443808262
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 155 pages)
Additional Contributors: Nyman, Jopi 1966-
Gallardo, Pere


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