My little tiptoe trips to Montgomery opened up a new world to me—and brought me face-to-face with one of my greatest fears.
If food in general, and Southern food in particular, does indeed wield this power to unite individuals who espouse opposing worldviews, Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South seeks to explain why.
Lolis Eric Elie recounts his own discovery of the South and explores how Southern culture currently risks being subsumed into a generic national norm.
Meet the presenters for SFA’s Graduate Student Conference “Place and Identity” panel.
For author Monique Truong, food played a central role in forging a new identity as an childhood refugee in the South.
Renee Gross brings us the story of Choya and his biracial family, and how his dietary change prompted conversations about identity, belonging, sexuality and more.