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Reading - Food and Performance - 2014-15

Key Texts
Please note that additional texts and required reading will be provided for each session.


Baldwyn, Lucy. "Blending In: The Immaterial Art of Bobby Baker's Culinary Events." TDR (1988-) 40.4 (1996): 37-55. Print. [JSTOR]

Banes, Sally. "Olfactory Performances." TDR (1988-) 45.1 (2001): 68-76. Print. [JSTOR]

Belasco, Warren. Food: The Key Concepts. Oxford amd New York: Berg, 2008. Print. [Library]

Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme. The Physiology of Taste; or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy. Trans. Fisher, M.F.K. New York/London/Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Print. [e-book - Google]

Chan, Andrew. "'La Grande Bouffe': Cooking Shows as Pornography." Gastronomica 3.4 (2003): 47-53. Print. [Online pdf]

Douglas, M. "Deciphering a Meal." Daedalus 101.20024058 (1972): 61-81. Print. [JSTOR]

Epstein, M. J. "Consuming Performances: Eating Acts and Feminist Embodiment." TDR (1988-) 40.1146588 (1996): 20-36. Print. [JSTOR]

Ferguson, P. P. "A Cultural Field in the Making: Gastronomy in 19th century France." American Journal of Sociology 104.210082 (1998): 597-641. Print. [JSTOR]

Fine, G. A. "Wittgenstein's Kitchen: Sharing Meaning in Restaurant Work." Theory and Society 24.658099 (1995): 245-69. Print. [JSTOR]

Finkelstein, Joanne "Foodatainment." Performance Research: On Cooking. Ed. Gough, Richard: Routledge, 1999. 130 - 36. Print. [Online pdf]

Gereffi, Gary, and Michelle Christian. "The Impacts of Wal-Mart: The Rise and Consequences of the World's Dominant Retailer." Annual Review of Sociology 35.1 (2009): 573-91. Print. [Online version]

Graeber, D. "Consumption" Current Anthropology 52.660166 (2011): 489-511. Print. [JSTOR]

Gustafsson, Inga-Britt. "Culinary Arts and Meal Science – a New Scientific Research Discipline." Food Service Technology.4 (2004): 9-20. Print. [Online pdf]

Gvion, Liora, and Naomi Trostler. "From Spaghetti and Meatballs through Hawaiian Pizza to Sushi: The Changing Nature of Ethnicity in American Restaurants." The Journal of Popular Culture 41.6 (2008): 950-74. Print. [Online pdf]

Hyman, Gwen. "The Taste of Fame: Chefs, Diners, Celebrity, Class." Gastronomica 8.3 (2008): 43-52. Print. [Online pdf]

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. "Playing to the Senses: Food as a Performance Medium." Performance Research: On Cooking. Ed. Gough, Richard: Routledge, 1999. 1 - 30. Print. [Online pdf]

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, B., A. Rios, and C. Winks. "Alicia Rios: Tailor of the Body's Interior: An Interview." TDR (1988-) 41.2 (1997): 90-110. Print. [JSTOR]

Klein, Jennie. "Feeding the Body: The Work of Barbara Smith." PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 21.1 (1999): 24-35. Print. [JSTOR]

Korsmeyer, Carolyn. "Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting." Food and Philosophy: Eat, Think and Be Merry. Eds. Allhof, Fritz and Dave Monroe. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007. 145-61. Print. [Online pdf]

Liechty, Mark. "Carnal Economies: The Commodification of Food and Sex in Kathmandu." Cultural Anthropology 20.1 (2005): 1-38. Print. [Online pdf]

Long, Lucy M. "Culinary Tourism: A Folkloristic Perspective on Eating and Otherness." Southern Folklore 35.3 (1998): 181-204. Print.[upload to follow]

Marte, L. "Foodmaps: Tracing Boundaries of 'Home' through Food Relations." Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment 15.3 (2007): 261-89. Print. [Routledge - Athens login]

Morgan, Michael, Pamela Watson, and Nigel Hemmington. "Drama in the Dining Room: Theatrical Perspectives on the Foodservice Encounter." Journal of Foodservice 19.2 (2008): 111-18. Print. [Wiley Online Library]

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World. London: Bloomsbury, 2006. Print. [Library]

Probyn, Elspeth. "Cannibal Hunger, Restraint in Excess." Carnal Appeteties: Foodsexidentities. London: Routledge, 2000. 79-100. Print. [upload to follow]

Reed-Danahay, Deborah. "Champagne and Chocolate: "Taste" and Inversion in a French Wedding Ritual." American Anthropologist 98.4 (1996): 750-61. Print. [JSTOR]

White, Tim. "Traversing the Alimentary Canal: Peter Greenaway's the Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover." Double Dialogues.15 (2011). Print. [Online Journal]