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Glazed America : a history of the doughnut

Author: Paul R Mullins
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2008.
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"Paul Mullins turns his attention to the simple doughnut in order to learn more about North American culture and society. Doughnuts cross lines of gender, class, and race like no other food item. Favorite doughnut shops that were once neighborhood institutions remain unchanged even as their surrounding neighborhoods have morphed into strip clubs, empty lots, and abandoned housing." "Mullins offers a look into  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mullins, Paul R., 1962-
Glazed America.
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, c2008
(OCoLC)636640596
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Mullins
ISBN: 9780813032382 0813032385
OCLC Number: 191024122
Description: viii, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The church of Krispy Kreme" --
Doughnut 101: a history of doughnuts --
Selling and consuming the doughnut --
Doughnut morals.
Responsibility: Paul R. Mullins.

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Looks into doughnut production, marketing, and consumption. This book confronts head-on the question of why we often paint doughnuts in moral terms, and shows how the seemingly simple food reveals  Read more...
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"Mullins does a fine job of examining the doughnut not as a singular thing or symbol, but as a complex object that elicits many subtly different - sometimes contradictory - ideas about us. He Read more...

 
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