Writing a measure of her life: the rhetoric of women's cookbooks

dc.contributorRobinson, Michelle Bachelor
dc.contributorCrank, James A.
dc.contributorManora, Yolanda M.
dc.contributorPurvis, Jennifer
dc.contributor.advisorDayton, Amy E.
dc.contributor.authorVaughn, Jennie Lee
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-26T14:23:38Z
dc.date.available2017-04-26T14:23:38Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation argues that women have employed cookbooks as rhetorical vehicles in order to establish individual and communal identities, claim authority of a written genre, and respond to dominant notions of womanhood. Three categories of cookbooks are explored within the project including: unpublished manuscripts, community cookbooks, and commercially published cookbooks. Drawing on the work of feminist scholars, Jaqueline Jones Royster and Gesa Kirsch, I argue that cookbooks from each of these categories function in different rhetorical ways for their authors. The cookbooks analyzed here evidence that women use "everyday" or "ordinary" writing to record history and memory, preserve relationships, pass on knowledge, and effect social change at many levels. Although focused on cookbooks written by Alabama women from 1850-1930, the archival study opens possibilities for acknowledging and valuing the important rhetorical work of everyday, ordinary forms of writing.en_US
dc.format.extent148 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0002039
dc.identifier.otherVaughn_alatus_0004D_12344
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3016
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectRhetoric
dc.subjectWomen's studies
dc.titleWriting a measure of her life: the rhetoric of women's cookbooksen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of English
etdms.degree.disciplineEnglish
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.namePh.D.
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