We gather together : food and festival in American life / edited by Theodore C. Humphrey and Lin T. Humphrey.

Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1991.
xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Originally published: Ann Arbor : UMI Research Press, 1988.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Photocopy. Ann Arbor, MI : UMI Books on Demand, 1996.
  • Introduction : food and festivity in American life / Theodore C. Humphrey, Sue Samuelson, Lin T. Humphrey
  • Family and friends, ritual and renewal. A family celebrates a birthday : of life and cakes / Theodore C. Humphrey
  • The Passover Seder : ritual dynamics, foodways, and family folklore / Sharon R. Sherman
  • A Halloween brunch : the affirmation of group in a temporary community / Nancy Klavans
  • "Soup night" : community creation through foodways / Lin T. Humphrey
  • Regional specialities : work and play. "To toast the bake" : the Johnston family clambake / Eleanor Wachs
  • "Born among the shells" : the Quakers of Allen's Neck and their clambake / Kathy Neustadt
  • Hog killing in Virginia : work as celebration / Barbara C. Fertig
  • No smoke? No fire : contemporary hamming the ol'fashioned way / Amy E. Skillman
  • Roast beef and pit-barbecued lamb : the role of food at two Utah homecoming celebrations / Carol Edison
  • "It's a community deal here, you know" : festive community life in rural Oklahoma / Theodore C. Humphrey.
  • (Cont.) "It's all from one big pot" : booya as an expression of community / Anne R. Kaplan
  • "Boosterism", food, and festive performance. Bluegrass music and meal-fried potatoes : food, festival, community / Thomas A. Adler
  • Festa Italiana in Hartford, Connecticut : the pastries, the pizza, and the people who "parla Italiano" / Anthony T. Rauche
  • "We always call it 'Tucson eat yourself'" : the role of food at a constructed festival / James Griffith
  • Afterword : discovering the symbolism of food customs and events / Michael Owen Jones
  • Appendix : welcome to soup night! Recipes and philosophy / Lin T. Humphrey.
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