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Taste, politics, and identities in Mexican food

Author: Steffan Igor Ayora Díaz
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019. ©2019
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steffan Igor Ayora Díaz
ISBN: 9781350066670 1350066672
OCLC Number: 1047433451
Description: xi, 226 pages : 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : matters of taste : the politics of food and identity in Mexican cuisines / Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz --
Part one. Tasting the past in Mexican foods. A touch of pre-Colombian Maya flavor / Lilia Fernández-Souza --
Gastronomy and the origins of republicanism in Mexico / Sarah Bak-Geller Corona --
Alcohol consumption patterns among different social groups during Yucatán's gilded age / Héctor Hernández Álvarez and Guadalupe Cámara Gutiérrez --
The flavors of corn : a unique combination of tradition and nature / Mario Fernández-Zarza and Ignacio López-Moreno --
Part two. The identity and politics of Mexican foods--and the politics of identity. A taste for agave : the emerging practices and politics of mezcal connoisseurship / Ronda L. Brulotte --
Making and changing Yucatecan taste in Yucatán : innovation and persistence in Yucatecan gastronomy / Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz --
The life delicious : taste and politics in Mérida, Yucatán / Gabriela Vargas-Cetina --
To eat chapulines in Oaxaca, Mexico : one food, many flavors / Jeffrey H. Cohen and Paulette Kershenovich Schuster --
Part three. Taste and displacement : Mexican food in the world of consumption. The taste of Oaxaca : it's to die for! / Ramona L. Pérez --
Dos Equis and Five Rabitt : beer and taste in greater Mexico / Jeffrey M. Pilcher --
Diffused palates : the evolution of culinary tastes of Jewish Mexicans living in Israel / Paulette Kershenovich Schuster --
Defining sanitized taste and culinary tourism in Cozumel, Mexico / Christine Vassallo-Oby --
Postface : is there Mexican food? : taste and the politics of cultural identity / Richard Wilk.
Responsibility: edited by Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz.

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This ambitious volume brings together an international group of scholars to explore cultural and historical factors that have shaped both the taste of Mexican foods, as well as Mexicans' tastes. * Read more...

 
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