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Que Vivan Los Tamales! : Food and the Making of Mexican Identity
by Jeffrey M. Pilcher


Overview - Connections between what people eat and who they are--between cuisine and identity--reach deep into Mexican history, beginning with pre-Columbian inhabitants offering sacrifices of human flesh to maize gods in hope of securing plentiful crops.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Connections between what people eat and who they are--between cuisine and identity--reach deep into Mexican history, beginning with pre-Columbian inhabitants offering sacrifices of human flesh to maize gods in hope of securing plentiful crops. This cultural history of food in Mexico traces the influence of gender, race, and class on food preferences from Aztec times to the present and relates cuisine to the formation of national identity. Photos.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780826318732
  • ISBN-10: 0826318738
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publish Date: May 1998
  • Page Count: 234
  • Dimensions: 8.98 x 6.1 x 0.66 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 pounds

Series: Dialogos (Paperback)

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Books > History > Latin America - Mexico
Books > Social Science > Anthropology - Cultural & Social
Books > Social Science > Customs & Traditions

 
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