The barbecue boom in 1950s American was tied to nationalistic concepts of the "perfect family": patriarchal, suburban, and white.
Historian Robin Veder explains that the way we associate female nurturing with gardens goes back to the way ideas about gender and work changed in the mid-nineteenth century.
One scholar sees the toaster as a symbol of a modernized, industrialized society—the culprit of bread’s mechanization and a perpetrator of assimilation.
According to one scholar, we're inundated with ways to pursue pleasure, which we conflate with happiness, to our own detriment.
Unlike shamrock pins and green beer, Guinness drinking really is a longstanding tradition in Ireland.
Researchers tested various ski designs dating back 4,000 years to understand how human movement on snow has evolved.
A look at the RV community, where retirees support one another in the face of illness, mechanical breakdowns, or sudden financial shortfalls.
Remember those spiral-bound cookbooks from your church group or your mom’s favorite charity? Those amateur recipe collections are history books, too.
‘Tis the season for feasting and family traditions. And around here, that means digging into JSTOR’s digital library. ...
Popcorn is probably one of the oldest uses of the domesticated Mexican grass called teosinte, which has been cultivated as maiz for thousands of years.