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Author LaBarbera-Twarog, Emily E., 1971- author

Title Politics of the pantry : housewives, food, and consumer protest in twentieth-century America / Emily E. LB. Twarog
Published New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 189 pages)
Contents Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The 1935 meat boycott and the evolution of domestic politics -- "Women -- the guardians of price control" : working-class housewives, consumer activism, and the state -- Esther Peterson and the American housewife : the White House years -- "What do housewives do all day?" : the suburbanization of meat boycotts and supermarket protests -- Organizing in the 1970s : the rise and fall of domestic politics -- Epilogue: "What we want is food" : food policy and protests in the 21st century -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Politics of the Pantry is a study of how American housewives used their identity to protest the high cost of food. It argues that women's involvement in labor politics needs to be seen not just in industry but also as consumer protest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 18, 2017)
Subject Boycotts -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Consumers -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th centuty
Housewives -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Women -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Consumers -- Political activity.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017030024
ISBN 0190685603 (electronic book)
9780190685607 (electronic book)
(hardcover alkaline paper)