Abstract

"From Compost to Gram's Kitchen: A Cultural History of Food" is a memoir combined with a look at food culture in the USA. This project is based on my relationship with my grandmother, Janice Zanette Fackler, who taught me how to cook before she passed away in 2007. My I.S. examines questions about the US farm and food industry, the role that etiquette plays in our enjoyment of food, how relationships and power dynamics form around food, and how advertising affects our relationship with food and meals. This project also looks at sustainable agricultural practices and food movements and their personal, local, and global benefits. Besides memoir, I also use poetry, recipes, and critical analysis to form my IS.

Advisor

Hooley, Matt

Department

English

Disciplines

Other English Language and Literature

Publication Date

2013

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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