Rethinking Chicana/o Literature through Food: Postnational by Nieves Pascual Soler, M. Abarca

By Nieves Pascual Soler, M. Abarca

As nutrition experiences has grown right into a well-established box, literary students haven't totally addressed the everyday subject matters of meals, consuming, and intake in Chicana/o literature. the following, individuals suggest meals realization as a paradigm to check the literary discourses of Chicana/o authors as they shift from the kingdom to the postnation.

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He goes on to say, “In the earliest human class systems we know about, food played a differentiating role” (101). Identifying rank through food includes other factors in addition to quantity. According to Fernández-Armesto, there are three ways that food can indicate social rank: The first is by selecting choice or rare or [foods other cultures would consider to be] bizarre foods, conspicuous enough in themselves to count as ennobling in small quantities. The second is by elaborate preparation of unostentatious amounts .

Cross-cultural culinary and ecological encounters also take place for people who never leave their place of birth, but whose lives are affected by transnational economic interests. (256) In contrast to food nationalism, this “holistic culinary approach” (252) regards food as an index of transformation, acknowledging that all food cultures are the product of the movements and intersections among peoples and cultures. Anzaldúa has long been invested in something like transnationalism or postnationalism as a reflection of cultural reality and political necessity for a deterritorialized Chicana from the South Texas borderlands.

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