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Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race Maria Elena Garcia

Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race By Maria Elena Garcia

Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race by Maria Elena Garcia


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Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race: Stories of Capital, Culture, and Coloniality in Peru by Maria Elena Garcia

In recent years, Peru has transformed from a war-torn country to a global high-end culinary destination. Connecting chefs, state agencies, global capital, and Indigenous producers, this gastronomic revolution makes powerful claims: food unites Peruvians, dissolves racial antagonisms, and fuels development. Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race critically evaluates these claims and tracks the emergence of Peruvian gastropolitics, a biopolitical and aesthetic set of practices that reinscribe dominant racial and gendered orders. Through critical readings of high-end menus and ethnographic analysis of culinary festivals, guinea pig production, and national-branding campaigns, this work explores the intersections of race, species, and capital to reveal links between gastronomy and violence in Peru.

Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race Reviews

The book presents a stunning and innovative analysis of the politics of Peru's recent gastronomic boom. . . .[it] is at the forefront of scholarly discussions on the topic and deserves a wide readership among anthropologists and food studies scholars working on food, race, and nationalism in a range of geographic settings. * Gastronomica *

About Maria Elena Garcia

Maria Elena Garcia is Professor in the Comparative History of Ideas Department at the University of Washington.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface: Understories
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Stories of Resurgence and Coloniality

Part One: Structures of Accumulation
Interlude: Hauntings
1 * Gastropolitics and the Nation
Interlude: Eating the Nation
2 * Cooking Ecosystems: The Beautiful Coloniality of Virgilio Martinez
Interlude: Gastronomy Is a Display Case
3 * Staging Difference: The Gastropolitics of Inclusion and Recognition

Part Two: Narratives from the Edge
Interlude: Apega Needs Us to Look Pretty
4 * Gastropolitics Otherwise: Stories in and of the Vernacular
Interlude: Of Humor and Violence
5 * Guinea Pig Matters: Figuring Race, Sex, and Nation
Interlude: Chemical Castration
6 * Death of a Guinea Pig

Epilogue. Huacas Rising

Notes
References
Index

Additional information

NGR9780520301900
9780520301900
0520301900
Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race: Stories of Capital, Culture, and Coloniality in Peru by Maria Elena Garcia
New
Paperback
University of California Press
2021-03-15
320
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