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 sector, but additionally to maintain their tradition and their lifeways. among 1996 and 2006, anthropologist Carole Counihan amassed food-centered existence histories from nineteen Mexicanas—Hispanic American women—who had long-standing roots within the higher Rio Grande sector. The interviews during this groundbreaking learn interested in southern Colorado Hispanic foodways—beliefs and behaviors surrounding meals construction, distribution, instruction, and consumption.
In this booklet, Counihan positive aspects huge 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 files how Antonito's Mexicanas determine 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 massive function by way of gardening, canning, and drying greens; creating wealth to shop for nutrition; cooking; and feeding family members, acquaintances, and associates on traditional and festive events. They use nutrients 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 ingenious companies whose foodstuff paintings contributes to cultural survival.
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