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1.According to ____________________________ our identities of race, class, gender, age, and
religion combine to form unique experiences of discrimination and privilege.
Interactionist theory
Cultural materialism
Intersectionality theory
Functionalism
2. What is intersectionality theory? Who is the first to use this term and how does it help us understand
the different ways individuals experience inequality? Compare and contrast the different experiences
white women and women of color experience when it comes to racism in foodways. Be sure to include in
your answer the role of dehumanization and the “mammy” verses the “white suburban housewife.”
3. Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor says that Soul Food is not the best term to describe the foodways of Black
people in the New World. A better term is:
African American cuisine
vibration cooking
Afro-Atlantic cookery
Southern cuisine
4. Rafia Zafar’s article, “The Signifying Dish”, compares and contrasts the work of Carol and
Norma Jean Darden in “Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine: Recipes and Reminiscences of a Family,” with the
work of Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor in “Vibration Cooking, or, the Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl.” How are
they similar? How are they different? What do they teach us about the role of racism and sexism in
American foodways?
5. Gender socialization plays a large role in ___________________________, a term used to describe the work that
gets done at home after working full-time in the workplace.
the second shift
the glass kitchen
the glass ceiling
all of the above
6. A criticism of the Women’s Liberation Movement is:
it did not consider how many white men experienced classism.
it often ignored the different experiences of sexism and racism for women of color.
it promoted old fashioned view of being a tradition housewife.
all of the above
7. Discuss the key points in the article, “Authenticity in America: Class Distinctions in Potato Chip
Advertising.” What are the indicators or markers of social class? What role does the political economy
play in promoting these assumptions about social class? Does the advertising industry perpetuate
classism and stereotypes or is it merely a reflection of cultural beliefs already present in society?
8. Name four myths about food stamps in America and explain why are they myths. How do American
cultural values and beliefs impact the way we approach this issue and what role does classism and
racism play?
9. According to Poppendieck, what is the hunger industry? Why is the focus on hunger an ineffective way
to address inequality? Why is it a distraction?
10. Which of the following is true about food stamps in America?
Undocumented immigrants are eligible for food stamps.
More people were on food stamps during the Obama administration than any other president.
There is widespread fraud and abuse of food stamps in America
SNAP enrollment expands during economic recession and shrinks during times of
prosperity.

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