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  • Kentucky's Cookbook Heritageby John van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals -- from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it -- illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society's... more...

  • Gettin' Some Age on Meby John van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The social life of older rural Americans is made up of relationships formed through kinship, their neighborhoods, and the organizations to which they belong. These social institutions are shaped by the ways people use them, and therefore change through time. In this precedent-setting study, John van Willigen uses the concept of social network to investigate... more...

  • Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920-1950by John van Willigen; Anne van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Based on interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Family Farm Project and supplemented by archival research, photographs, and recipes, Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920--1950 recalls a vanishing way of life in rural Kentucky. Focusing on the family farm in the first half of the twentieth century, John van Willigen and... more...

  • Applied Anthropology: Domains of Applicationby Satish Kedia; John van Willigen

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 174.00

    Applied Anthropology: Domains of Application , edited by Satish Kedia and John van Willigen, comprises essays by prominent scholars on the potential, accomplishments, and methods of applied anthropology. Domains covered in the volume include development, agriculture, environment, health and medicine, nutrition, population displacement and resettlement,... more...

  • The Historic Kentucky Kitchenby Deirdre A. Scaggs; Andrew W. McGraw; John van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 29.95

    Kitchens serve as more than a place to prepare food; they are cornerstones of the home and family. Just as memories are passed down through stories shared around the stove, recipes preserve traditions and customs for future generations. The rich, diverse heritage of Kentucky's culinary traditions offers a unique way to better understand and appreciate... more...

  • Tobacco Cultureby John van Willigen; Susan C. Eastwood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Whereas most crops drive farmers apart as they compete for the best prices, the price controls on tobacco bring growers together. The result is a culture unlike any other in America, one often forgotten or overlooked as federal and state governments fight over the spoils of the tobacco settlement. Tobacco Culture describes the process of raising... more...

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