Barbecue and The American South in the 21st Century: Love, Anger & Reconciliation Public Deposited

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  • February 26, 2019
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  • Sweitzer-Lamme, Madeline
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Abstract
  • Barbecue has historically been of the most important foods in the American South. Its history includes the racial trauma and erasure that is intrinsic to the history of the region. This thesis uses personal narrative, interviews with pitmasters in North Carolina, New York City and Berlin, Germany to explore the connection between the evolution of barbecue and the South. It pushes back against the limited definitions and vocabularies southern for barbecue. This work argues for a new vision of barbecue that demands increased knowledge and nuance moving forward, with the hope that a more inclusive definition of barbecue will lead to a more inclusive definition of who a southerner is in twenty-first century America.
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  • Funding: Carolina Global Food Program
Advisor
  • Ferguson, James
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts
Academic concentration
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Honors level
  • Honors
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduation year
  • 2018
Language
  • English
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