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Food and Identity in His Life and Fiction
Emily Na

This article traces how the queer Black writer James Baldwin’s transnational palate and experiences influenced the ways he wrote about Black domestic spaces in the late twentieth century. In the 1960s and 1970s, while Black feminist cooks and writers like Edna Lewis, Jessica B. Harris, and Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor developed new theories of soul food in relation to the Black American community and broader American cuisine, Baldwin incorporated these philosophies and transnational tastes into his lifestyle and works. He traveled and worked around Europe, settling in places like Paris, Istanbul, and Saint-Paul de Vence for years at a time. In Saint-Paul de Vence, where he spent his last years, he set up his own welcome table, at which he hosted internationally renowned guests and shared his love of cuisine. Inevitably, Baldwin’s passion for cooking and hosting meals became a large, though scholarly neglected, component of his novels and essays. In his novels Another Country, which he finished in Istanbul and published in 1962, and Just Above My Head, which he finished in Saint-Paul de Vence and published in 1979, Baldwin’s depictions of food and Black kitchens take a queer turn. Instead of lingering on traditional Black family structures, these texts specifically present new formulations of intimate home life and reimagine relationships between food, kitchens, race, and sex in the late twentieth century.

James Baldwin Review
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John Robert Keller

the light, and could make out, at a certain angle, one word, faint, nearly imperceptible – ‘network’. On the surface, there is anxiety about presenting something to Beckett – would my food/study be rejected? However, I have had a rich associative experience with the dream. From my personal life, it suggests not only my relationship with my father (as Beckett), but also its intersection with his relationship with his mother. As an infant, he suffered early and traumatic separations from her, which manifested later in life as anxieties about hunger, and the

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A cognitive perspective
Gilles Allaire

as a driver of innovation has been due to several factors, which include the aestheticising and individualising of food consumption patterns, on one hand, and citizen and public concerns about the environment and health, on the other. Professional, industrial and public strategies to develop the production of labels indicate a much more polymorphic world than does the representation of quality in conventional approaches to agro-food studies. Components of this ‘quality turn’ comprise the immaterialising of food and the institutionalising of quality (qualities), as

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Relational reflexivity in the ‘alternative’ food movement
Jonathan Murdoch and Mara Miele

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Roberta Sassatelli

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Some key issues in understanding its competitive production and regulation
Terry Marsden

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