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Food Across Borders

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ISBN-10: 0813591961

ISBN-13: 9780813591964

Edition: 2017

Authors: Matt Garcia, E. Melanie DuPuis, Don Mitchell, Meredith E. Arbaca, Katherine Massoth

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The act of eating defines and redefines borders. What constitutes "American" in our cuisine has always depended on a liberal crossing of borders, from "the line in the sand" that separates Mexico and the United States, to the grassland boundary with Canada, to the imagined divide in our collective minds between "our" food and "their" food. Immigrant workers have introduced new cuisines and ways of cooking that force the nation to question the boundaries between "us" and "them."   The stories told in Food Across Borders highlight the contiguity between the intimate decisions we make as individuals concerning what we eat and the social and geopolitical processes we enact to secure…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English