Rethinking Chicana/o literature through food : postnational appetites /
edited by Nieves Pascual Soler and Meredith E. Abarca.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013], c2013
vi, 240 p.
113737859X (alk. paper), 9781137378590 (alk. paper)
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013], c2013
113737859X (alk. paper)
9781137378590 (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction / Meredith E. Abarca and Nieves Pascual Soler -- pt. 1. Translatable foods -- Diabetes, culture, and food: posthumanist nutrition in the Gloria Anzaldua Archive / Suzanne Bost -- Bologna tacos and kitchen slaves: food and identity in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo / Heather Salter -- Food journeys in Places left unfinished at the time of creation and Woman hollering creek / Norma L. Cardenas -- pt. 2. The taste of authenticity -- "Because feeding is the beginning and end": food politics in Ana Castillo's So far from god / Elizabeth Lee Steere -- Food, consciousness and feminism in Denise Chavez's Loving Pedro Infante / Laura P. Alonso Gallo -- pt. 3. The voice of hunger -- families who eat together, stay together: but should they?/ Meredith E. Abarca -- "La comida y la conciencia": foods in the counter-poetics of Lorna Dee Cervantes / Edith Vasquez and Irene Vasquez -- Hungers and desires: borderlands appetites and fulfillment / Norma E. Cantu -- pt. 4. Machos or cooks -- Chicano culinarius: from cowboys to gastronomes / Nieves Pascual Soler -- Mexican meat matzah balls: burciaga as a Culinary Ambassador / Mimi Reisel Gladstein -- Reading the taco shop poets in the crossroads of Chicano postnationalism / Paul Allatson.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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As Food Studies has grown into a well-established field, literary scholars have not fully addressed the prevalent themes of food, eating, and consumption in Chicana/o literature. 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 postnation.

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