Rethinking Chicana/o Literature Through Food

Rethinking Chicana/o Literature Through Food

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Despite the fact that Food Studies has grown into a well-established field, literary scholars have not yet fully addressed the prevalent themes of food, eating, and consumption in Chicana/o literature. This exciting anthology examines representations of food in contemporary Chicana/o literary texts. Here, contributors propose food consciousness as a paradigm to examine the literary discourses of Chicana/o authors as they shift from the nation to the post-nation. The essays articulate the transnational and global dimensions and introduce food consciousness as an alternative paradigm to Gloria AnzaldAoa's 'mestiza consciousness, ' Chela Sandoval's 'differential consciousness, ' and Emma PAcrez's 'historical consciousness.'An anecdote involving Madrina illustrates how Mexican food was thoroughly sanitized and appropriated through canning. ... Read in conjunction with this subtle connection between chastised Mexicans and the wolves that make Madrinaanbsp;...

Title:Rethinking Chicana/o Literature Through Food
Author:Nieves Pascual Soler, Meredith E. Abarca, Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-12-18


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