File(s) under embargo

Reason: Publisher requirement.

1

year(s)

3

month(s)

19

day(s)

until file(s) become available

Black foodways and places: the didactic epistemology of food memories in the WPA narratives

journal contribution
posted on 02.02.2021, 14:08 by Catherine Armstrong
This article examines the ways that African American interviewees remembered and recounted the foodways under slavery. It explores the significance of these memories, and shows that their telling was deliberately structured to act as a pedagogical message to younger members of the black community, thus crafting a place for themselves as holders of historical memory. Though problematic and requiring sensitive reading, the WPA narratives of six states provide a rich source material for understanding the epistemological power of the remembrance of places of food consumption in black culture under slavery and beyond. Deliberate silences within the narratives reflect the necessity for the interviewees to protect themselves and their families in the still hostile atmosphere of the South of the 1930s.

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Slavery & Abolition

Publisher

Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Slavery & Abolition on 24 Dec 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0144039X.2020.1861910.

Acceptance date

01/12/2020

Publication date

2020-12-24

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0144-039X

eISSN

1743-9523

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Catherine Armstrong. Deposit date: 2 February 2021

Exports

Loughborough Publications

Categories

Exports