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Title Representing Italy through food / edited by Peter Naccarato, Zachary Nowak and Elgin K. Eckert.

Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  641.30945 REPR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 269 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments Editors' Introduction: Presenting Food, Representing Italy -- Peter Naccarato (Marymount Manhattan College, USA), Zachary Nowak, and Elgin Eckert (The Umbra Institute, Italy) Part I: (Re)presenting Iconic Italy 1. The Belated Revenge of Today's Farmers -- Massimo Montanari (University of Bologna, Italy) 2. Authenticity all'italiana: Food Discourses, Diasporas, and the Limits of Cuisine in Contemporary Italy -- Aliza Wong (Texas Tech University, USA) 3. Slow Food Movement and Facebook: The Paradox of Advocating Slow Living through Fast Technology -- Ginevra Adamoli (Independent Scholar, Italy) -- Part II: Representing Italy in Literature and Film 4. Casalinghitudine: Recipes for Political History -- Ernesto Livorni (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) 5. Inspector Montalbano a tavola: Food in Andrea Camilleri's Police Fiction -- Elgin Eckert (The Umbra Institute, Italy) 6. There's a Mobster in the Kitchen: Cooking, Eating, and Complications of Gender in Mafia Movies and Television -- Peter Naccarato (Marymount Manhattan College, USA) 7. In cibo veritas: Food Preparation and Consumption in Ozpetek's "Queer" Films Elgin Eckert and Zachary Nowak (The Umbra Institute, Italy) -- Part III: Marketing, Packaging, and Advertising Italy -- 9. Semiotics of Sauce: National Identity and Naming of Pasta Sauces Maryann Tebben (Bard College, USA) -- 10. Producing Consumers: How 1950's Food Advertisements in La cucina italiana Evoke and Create Gendered Bodies Diana Garvin (Cornell University, USA) -- 11. A Kitchen with a View: Perspectives on Italian Gender Roles in Barilla Food Commercials 1950-1970 Antonella Valoroso (The Umbra Institute, Italy) -- Part IV: Global Representations of Italy -- 12. Italian Food in the United States Ken Albala (University of the Pacific, USA) -- 13. Leggo's not-so-Autentico: Toward an Alternative Account of 20th Century Italo-Australian Foodways Rachel Ankeny & Tania Cammarano, University of Adelaide, Australia -- 14. Italian Food in Israel: Stuffing Up in an Imagined Mediterranean Nir Avieli (Ben Gurion University, Israel) -- 15. Afterword: Italy Represented Peter Naccarato (Marymount Manhattan College, USA), Zachary Nowak, and Elgin Eckert (The Umbra Institute, Italy) -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Italy has long been romanticized as an idyllic place. Italian food and foodways play an important part in this romanticization - from bountiful bowls of fresh pasta to bottles of Tuscan wine. While such images oversimplify the complex reality of modern Italy, they are central to how Italy is imagined by Italians and non-Italians alike. Representing Italy through Food is the first book to examine how these perceptions are constructed, sustained, promoted, and challenged. Recognizing the power of representations to construct reality, the book explores how Italian food and foodways are represented across the media - from literature to film and television, from cookbooks to social media, and from marketing campaigns to advertisements. Bringing together established scholars such as Massimo Montanari and Ken Albala with emerging scholars in the field, the thirteen chapters offer new perspectives on Italian food and culture. Featuring both local and global perspectives - which examine Italian food in the United States, Australia and Israel - the book reveals the power of representations across historical, geographic, socio-economic, and cultural boundaries and asks if there is anything that makes Italy unique. An important contribution to our understanding of the enduring power of Italy, Italian culture and Italian food - both in Italy and beyond. Essential reading for students and scholars in food studies, Italian studies, media studies, and cultural studies"--
Other formats Also issued online.
Other author Naccarato, Peter, 1970- editor.
Nowak, Zachary, editor.
Eckert, Elgin K., editor.
Subject Food -- Social aspects -- Italy.
Food habits -- Italy.
Food habits -- Social aspects -- Italy.
Food in popular culture -- Italy.
National characteristics, Italian.
Cooking, Italian.
Italy -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9781474280419 (hardback) £60.00
9781474280433 (epdf)
9781474280426 (epub)