The book Getting Something to consume in Jackson uses food, specifically what and how people consume it, to examine how race and wealth intersect in African Americans' daily lives in the modern metropolitan South. In Jackson, Mississippi, African Americans from various socioeconomic groups have very different experiences with their common racial identity. Joseph Ewoodzie Jr. looks at how this diversity in "foodways"—the availability, selection, and consumption of food—reflects and molds these very different experiences.
Ewoodzie spent more than a year observing a group of African Americans from various socioeconomic backgrounds, ranging from upper-middle class diners at the city's fine eating establishments to destitute men who had to plan their days around the opening and closing times of soup kitchens.
Princeton University Press
Joseph C Ewoodzie
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
9.40 x 6.40 x 1.30 Inches