By Carole M. Counihan
Located within the southern San Luis Valley of Colorado, the distant and comparatively unknown city of Antonito is domestic to an overwhelmingly Hispanic inhabitants suffering not just to exist in an economically depressed and politically marginalized zone, but additionally to maintain their tradition and their lifeways. among 1996 and 2006, anthropologist Carole Counihan accumulated food-centered lifestyles histories from nineteen Mexicanas—Hispanic American women—who had long-standing roots within the top Rio Grande area. The interviews during this groundbreaking learn inquisitive about southern Colorado Hispanic foodways—beliefs and behaviors surrounding nutrition construction, distribution, practise, and consumption.
In this publication, Counihan gains broad excerpts from those interviews to provide voice to the ladies of Antonito and spotlight their views. 3 strains of inquiry are framed: feminist ethnography, Latino cultural citizenship, and Chicano environmentalism. Counihan records how Antonito's Mexicanas identify a feeling of position and belonging via their wisdom of land and water and use this information to maintain their households and groups. ladies play a tremendous position via gardening, canning, and drying greens; getting cash to shop for meals; cooking; and feeding family members, acquaintances, and pals on traditional and festive events. They use meals to solder or holiday relationships and to precise contrasting emotions of concord and generosity, or enmity and envy. The interviews during this publication display that those Mexicanas are imaginitive services whose nutrition paintings contributes to cultural survival.
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A Tortilla Is Like Life: Food and Culture in the San Luis Valley of Colorado (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series) (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture (Numbered)) by Carole M. Counihan