Food for the body and soul: Veganism, righteous male bodies, and culinary redemption in the Kingdom of Yah

Fran Markowitz, Nir Avieli

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ملخص

This article grapples with the unlikely combination of veganism, righteous black bodies, and servitude as expressed in the “divine holistic culture” of the African Hebrew Israelite Community (AHIC). Based on our ethnography of how the Community re-scripts strong, virile black male bodies from rough brutes to responsible and righteous patriarchs, we show how the Hebrew Israelites’ vegan diet undergirds their Biblically based culture and fuels their salvation project. We propose the term “culinary redemption” to encapsulate the dramatic shift made by the AHIC from a theology based on salvation in the afterlife to a restorative cosmology in the here and now, and suggest that the food and foodways of other subaltern groups also provide powerful material for initiating social justice movements and religious change.

اللغة الأصليةإنجليزيّة أمريكيّة
الصفحات (من إلى)181-203
عدد الصفحات23
دوريةEthnography
مستوى الصوت23
رقم الإصدار2
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرنُشِر - 1 يونيو 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • !!Cultural Studies
  • !!Anthropology
  • !!Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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