1st Edition

Food in Film A Culinary Performance of Communication

By Jane Ferry Copyright 2003
    135 Pages
    by Routledge

    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    Using an interdisciplinary approach combining film, semiotics, social-anthropology and history, this book examines food sciences in selected films to reveal food's power to direct and impose values and beliefs, to understand how dining venues may become sites of social contests and to reveal how food communicated values and beliefs to individuals, to micro communities and to American Society.

    1. Introduction 2. The Ritual of Dining 3. Food and Cultural Identity 4. Food as Celebration and Connection 5. Boundaries of Purity and Pollution 6. Conclusion Appendix: Film Synopses


    Jane F. Ferry