An Analysis of 'Prairiescapes: Mapping Food, Loss, and Longing'

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Martin Manalansan received his PhD from the University of Rochester in 1997. He has "broad research interests" that range from "sociocultural anthropology, sexuality and gender, immigration and globalization"¦critical theory, performance, public health, Filipino diaspora, Asian Americans"¦and the Philippines," ("Martin F. Manalansan"). Manalansan is a prolific writer and author of books such as Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora, which is published in Durham, North Carolina by the Duke University Press in 2003. Manalansan is also published in several scholarly journals. The article, "Prairiescapes: Mapping food, loss, and longing" appeared in the Massachusetts Review issue 45, number 3, in 2004. The issue of Massachusetts Review had as its theme food matters. In "Prairiescapes: Mapping food, loss, and longing," Manalansan fuses the many subjects for which he is known, including immigration, culture, food, and anthropology. Charles Johnson is the author of several novels including Faith and the Good Thing (1974), Oxherding Tale (1982), Middle Passage (1990), Dreamer (Scribner, l998). Johnson is also author of short story collections including The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1986) Soulcatcher and Other Stories (2001) and finally, Dr. King's Refrigerator and Other Bedtime Stories. In Dr. King's Refrigerator and Other Bedtime Stories, Johnson infuses ideas related to culture, race, and the human potential. Both these works, "Dr. King's Refrigerator" and "Prairiescapes:

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