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Outlaws in literature, history, and culture.
This collection of scholarly essays presents new work from in an emerging line of inquiry: modern outlaw narratives and the textual and cultural relevance of food and feasting. Food, its preparation and its consumption, is presented in outlaw narratives as central points of human interaction, community, conflict, and fellowship. Feast scenes perform a wide variety of functions, serving as cultural repositories of manners and behaviors, catalysts for adventure, or moments of regrouping and redirecting narratives. The book argues that modern outlaw narratives illuminate a potent cross-cultural need for freedom, solidarity, and justice, and it examines ways in which food and feasting are often used to legitimate difference, create discord, and manipulate power dynamics.
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"Bred up a butcher": the meat trade and its connection criminality in eighteenth-century England / Stephen Basdeo The fare of "sanguinary devils": feast and storytelling in the life and adventures of Joaquin Murieta / Jason Hogue "I'd dream of feasts": reading Southworth's the Hidden hand as a dual outlaw narrative / Ann Beebe Breaking Bad while baking bread: the cereal politics of Belle Starr's outlaw reputation / Jenna Hunnef The twentieth-century American outlaw feast: Tom Wolfe's the Electric Kool-Aid acid test / W.B. Gerard Food fight!: excess and deficiency in National Lampoon's Animal house / Alexander L. Kaufman Post-apocalyptic outlaws: weaponizing food and community in Cormac McCarthy's the Road and Suzanne Collins' the Hunger Games / Jeff Birkenstein Succulent texts: desire, outlaws, and consumption in popular romance / Kristin Noone.
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