November 19, 2012

Food and American Culture

Farms/Food: Episode #6

For activists such as Anne Moody in the civil rights movement, the simple act of ordering food at a restaurant was a dangerous act of protest. Prof. Rafia Zafar explores this moment in time and discusses the ways in which food relates to ethnic, personal, and class identity. Zafar serves within African and African American Studies, American Culture Studies, and the English Department at Washington University in St. Louis, where she writes and teaches about the role of food in American literature and culture. For the image of Anne Moody that Zafar mentions, visit the Wisconsin Historical Society.

image WUSTL Department of English. audio free music archive: Kevin MacLeod.