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By Doris Witt

The production of the Aunt Jemima trademark from an 1889 vaudeville functionality of a play referred to as "The Emigrant" helped codify a pervasive connection among African American girls and nutrition. In Black Hunger, Doris Witt demonstrates how this connection has operated as a imperative structuring dynamic of twentieth-century U.S. psychic, cultural, sociopolitical, and fiscal life.

Taking as her concentration the tumultuous period of the overdue Sixties and early Seventies, whilst soul meals emerged as a pivotal brand of white radical stylish and black bourgeois authenticity, Witt explores how this interracial occasion of formerly stigmatized meals resembling chitterlings and watermelon used to be associated with the contemporaneous vilification of black girls as slave moms. via positioning African American girls on the nexus of debates over household servants, black culinary heritage, and white girl physique politics, Black Hunger demonstrates why the continued narrative of white fascination with blackness calls for elevated awareness to the inner dynamics of sexuality, gender, type, and faith in African American culture.

Witt attracts on fresh paintings in social background and cultural reviews to argue for foodstuff as an interpretive paradigm which could problem the privileging of song in scholarship on African American tradition, destabilize constrictive disciplinary barriers within the academy, and improve our knowing of the way person and collective identities are established.

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