Radicalizing African Diasporic Foodways When Academia is Not Enough

Author(s): Peggy Brunache

Year: 2018


The process of globalization and migration of Africans and African descent communities has made soul food and other African diasporic foodways very popular in Britain. The mass consumption of music and movies, and even fast food that celebrate these culinary traditions is creating a false sense of historical and culture knowledge. Furthermore, archaeology that centers on the legacy of transatlantic slave trade is still a highly marginalized area of study in British academia. Thus, an interconnection of archaeology and Black foodways to engage a public audience whose connections to the transatlantic slave trade is yet to be fully recognized. This paper will discuss my evolving standpoint as one that shifts in and out of academia to use archaeology as a tool to ground the pleasure and curiosity of contemporary African diasporic foodways that can highlight connections of European empires and (post)colonial projects that still reverberate as racial politics throughout Britain.


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Radicalizing African Diasporic Foodways When Academia is Not Enough. Peggy Brunache. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441379)

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Temporal Keywords
21st Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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PaperId(s): 369