Bread / Scott Cutler Shershow.

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Bread is an object that is always in process of becoming something else: flower to grain, grain to dough, dough to loaf, loaf to crumb. Bread is also often a figure or vehicle of social cohesio...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Bloomsbury)
Main Author: Shershow, Scott Cutler, 1953- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Bloomsbury Academic US, 2014.
Series:Object lessons.
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Summary:Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Bread is an object that is always in process of becoming something else: flower to grain, grain to dough, dough to loaf, loaf to crumb. Bread is also often a figure or vehicle of social cohesion: from the homely image of "breaking bread together" to the mysteries of the Eucharist. But bread also commonly figures in social conflict--sometimes literally, in the "bread riots" that punctuate European history, and sometimes figuratively, in the ways bread operates as ethnic, religious or class signifier. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from the scriptures to modern pop culture, Bread tells the story of how this ancient and everyday object serves as a symbol for both social communion and social exclusion. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
Physical Description:1 online resource : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781501307478
DOI:10.5040/9781501307478