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 in addition to maintain their tradition and their lifeways. among 1996 and 2006, anthropologist Carole Counihan gathered food-centered lifestyles histories from nineteen Mexicanas—Hispanic American women—who had long-standing roots within the higher Rio Grande sector. The interviews during this groundbreaking examine keen on southern Colorado Hispanic foodways—beliefs and behaviors surrounding nutrition construction, distribution, education, and consumption.
In this ebook, Counihan gains broad excerpts from those interviews to offer voice to the ladies of Antonito and spotlight their views. 3 traces 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 data to maintain their households and groups. ladies play an incredible position through gardening, canning, and drying greens; creating wealth to shop for foodstuff; cooking; and feeding kinfolk, buddies, and pals on usual and festive events. They use nutrients to solder or holiday relationships and to specific contrasting emotions of concord and generosity, or enmity and envy. The interviews during this publication demonstrate that those Mexicanas are ingenious prone whose foodstuff 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