The Scoop

Landship Foods is inspired by the conviction that growing and eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and the broader communities of which we are a part. The name comes from the language of pre-industrial Europe. Before the enclosure movement and the associated rise in notions of private property swept England, the suffix “-ship” (as in "relationship," or "friendship") referred to an object or an abstraction with collective duties and mutual rights. Thus, the term “landship” suggests that land was an entity through which humans were joined to each other by a set of rights and responsibilities. I advocate for a revival of this awareness.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dixie Emporium: Tourism, Foodways, and Consumer Culture in the American South

"The South is filled with ironies and contradictions resulting from the way the region has addressed anxieties about consumerism and the preservation (or distortion) historical memory...Sectional tensions invigorated efforts to strengthen regional unity just as the institution of slavery and later Jim Crow attempted to unite whites as the master class while uniting blacks through a shared subjugation. Southerners' exposure to tourists and investors, both of whom often bore preconceived notions about the region, further stimulated efforts at self-definition."

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