Afflictions of tradition: trends and consequences of traditional African American foodways

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dc.contributor King, Pamela S.
dc.contributor Kyle, Christopher
dc.contributor.advisor Dressler, William W.
dc.contributor.advisor Cormier, Loretta A.
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Ashley Shaunta
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:36:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:36:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002084
dc.identifier.other Wilson_alatus_0004M_11879
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2471
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and high cholesterol are among the leading health concerns facing African Americans. Since these conditions are related largely to lifestyle choices, such as diet, it is important to highlight the historical social significance of African American foodways, known as soul food. Using personal narratives from former slaves and individuals recollecting American life during socially traumatic times, - including life under Jim Crow laws, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights movement -compared with African American cookbooks from the same periods, show connections between dietary patterns and changes in African American identity. This along with information from studies of the causes, effects, and treatments of metabolic disorders shows that the prevalence can be seen as results of dietary traditions, maintained as coping mechanism for social marginalization.
dc.format.extent 75 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other African American studies
dc.subject.other Cultural anthropology
dc.subject.other History
dc.title Afflictions of tradition: trends and consequences of traditional African American foodways
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Anthropology
etdms.degree.discipline Anthropology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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