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The publication bargains readings of discourses approximately foodstuff in a variety of sources, from canonical Victorian novels by means of authors resembling Dickens, Gaskell, and Hardy to parliamentary speeches, royal proclamations, and modification Acts.  It considers the cultural politics and poetics of meals relating to problems with race, classification, gender, regionalism, urbanization, colonialism, and imperialism as a way to notice how nationwide identification and Otherness are built and internalized.

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