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The myth of Aunt Jemima

representations of race and region

by Roberts, Diane

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • English-speaking countries.
    • Subjects:
    • English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.,
    • Race in literature.,
    • American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.,
    • American literature -- White authors -- History and criticism.,
    • Women and literature -- English-speaking countries.,
    • Stereotype (Psychology) in literature.,
    • African Americans in literature.,
    • Regionalism in literature.,
    • Blacks in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-223) and index.

      StatementDiane Roberts.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR408.R34 R6 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 228 p. ;
      Number of Pages228
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1437598M
      ISBN 100415049180, 0415049199
      LC Control Number93050574

      Roberts' previous two books -- Faulkner and Southern Womanhood and The Myth of Aunt Jemima-- are explorations of Southern culture. She is also a journalist, writing op-ed pieces for The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Times of London. The popularity of Aunt Jemima inspired many promotional giveaway and mail-in premiums, including dolls, breakfast club pins, dishware, and recipe booklets, that remain very collectible today. The R.T. Davis Mill Company was renamed the Aunt Jemima Mills Company in , and eventually sold to the Quaker Oats Company in

        “And Aunt Jemima was just an additional myth on top of a myth.” Univ. of Texas Press Tipton-Martin set out to uncover the real faces and real stories of African-American cooking in “The.   Pancake flap: Born a slave in in Kentucky, Nancy Green was the first Aunt Jemima “Mammy” in More about the case. Diane Roberts, a professor of Southern culture at Florida State University in Tallahassee and author of The Myth of Aunt Jemima, said that “Mammy” stereotype “romanticized the cruelty of slavery for a nation reconciling the trauma of the Civil War.

      The figure of the mammy occupies a central place in the lore of the Old South and has long been used to ullustrate distinct social phenomena, including racial oppression and class identity. In the early twentieth century, the mammy became immortalized as Aunt Jemima, the spokesperson for a line of ready-mixed breakfast products. Although Aunt Jemima has undergone many makeovers over the years. The character, Aunt Jemima, was built on a myth that combined various characteristics of African-American women into one, larger-than-life, mammy culinary stereotype. This stereotype was used to shame and demoralize African-Americans and deny their culinary professionalism and expertise. With her book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African.


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Scholars are still questioning who mammy was, and what she really represented.The third Aunt Jemima was Edith Wilson, who is known primarily for playing the role of Aunt Jemima on radio and television shows between and By the s the Quaker Oats Company was the market leader in the frozen food business, and Aunt Jemima was an American icon.