Historiographic foodways: a survey of food and drink histories in Australia

Luckins, Tanja 2013, Historiographic foodways: a survey of food and drink histories in Australia, History compass, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 551-560.

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Title Historiographic foodways: a survey of food and drink histories in Australia
Author(s) Luckins, Tanja
Journal name History compass
Volume number 11
Issue number 8
Start page 551
End page 560
Total pages 10
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1478-0542
Keyword(s) Australian studies
Australian cuisine
culinary traditions
Summary This essay is a survey of the field of food and drink history in Australia since the 1970s. It discusses the range of research and picks out key historiographic aspects: the search for an Australian cuisine; regional food cultures; connection between sources and historical interpretation; and the interdisciplinarity of food and drink history. It suggests that as food and drink histories have broadened beyond a search for culinary traditions and a gastronomic sensibility, so our understanding of food and drink in Australian history has deepened. It also argues that food and drink history is more than textual knowledge in books and articles: television programs and exhibitions held in museums and libraries, for example, have enhanced our understanding of food and drink histories.
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054972

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