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Cooking Without Women: The Rhetoric Of The New Culinary Male, Casey R. Kelly Jul 2015

Cooking Without Women: The Rhetoric Of The New Culinary Male, Casey R. Kelly

Casey R. Kelly

Casey Kelly's contribution to Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2.


Cooking Without Women: The Rhetoric Of The New Culinary Male, Casey Ryan Kelly Jun 2015

Cooking Without Women: The Rhetoric Of The New Culinary Male, Casey Ryan Kelly

Papers in Communication Studies

Between their detailed instructions, measurements, and helpful hints, cookbooks provide directives about the proper management of household space. Cookbooks establish rules that govern intimate habits, helping readers to make sense of how cooking rituals fit within the domestic division of labor. They cultivate, naturalize, and sometimes resist domestic habits as they pass into the realm of unconscious investments that ideological critics call “common sense.” However, Isaac West argues that while cookbooks “invite readers into specific subject positions, some of which are more attainable than others,” they provide cooks with “opportunities for communicating who they are and who they might want ...


Cooking Without Women: The Rhetoric Of The New Culinary Male, Casey R. Kelly Jan 2015

Cooking Without Women: The Rhetoric Of The New Culinary Male, Casey R. Kelly

Scholarship and Professional Work - Communication

Casey Kelly's contribution to Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2.


Women’S Rhetorical Agency In The American West: The New Penelope, Casey Ryan Kelly Apr 2009

Women’S Rhetorical Agency In The American West: The New Penelope, Casey Ryan Kelly

Papers in Communication Studies

This essay theorizes women’s rhetorical agency in the nineteenth-century American West. Contrast between fluid gender norms in frontier life and the Cult of True Womanhood highlights how agency is confined by materiality. Agency is the capacity to recognize and act in moments when material structures are vulnerable to resignification. I offer an analysis of Frances Fuller Victor’s novella The New Penelope to demonstrate how pioneer women writers reinvented womanhood in light of socioeconomic changes.