Food, Power, and Resistance in the Andes

Food, Power, and Resistance in the Andes : Exploring Quechua Verbal and Visual Narratives

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Food, Power, and Resistance explores the ways in which artistic representations of food and cooks often convey subversive meanings that resist attempts to locate indigenous Andeans-and Quechua women in particular-at the margins of power. This book offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary study of how food's symbolic and pragmatic meanings influence access to power and the possibility of resistance in the colonial and contemporary more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 399.16g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 0739147609
  • 9780739147603

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Alison Krogel practices the best in Andean cultural studies. Her book is an excellent interdisciplinary study of the Quechua Food Landscape. She focuses her study on such sites as an Andean market and chicheria and also interprets visual, written, and oral narratives. Her historical, gender, economic, literary and anthropological approaches involve local, national and global contexts and help us to understand why Peruvian Cuisine is becoming fashionable in the most cosmopolitan cities all over the world. I highly recommend this book as reading material for an Andean Cultural Studies Course. -- Ulises Juan Zevallos-Aguilar, Ohio State University Alison Krogel has written a lovely book about food, language and culture in the Peruvian Andes. Moving back and forth between past and present, novels and folklore, cooking and representations of cooking, this book is a delightful introduction to the Quechua language, to the native food crops of the Andes, and to the subtle interactions between the two. -- Mary Weismantel, Northwestern University, Northwestern University This is an impressive, comprehensive historical analysis of the nutritional qualities and symbolic meanings of Andean foods from pre-Columbian times to the present. Krogel analyzes Quechua riddles, colonial art, modern day cinema, and the Free Trade Agreement to provide a coherent analysis of the role of food and cooks in situations of domination and resistance. Food, Power, and Resistance in Quechua Verbal and Visual Narratives is a fascinating and thorough study that provides a new understanding of the relationship between food and power in the Andes. -- Rachel Corr, Florida Atlantic Universityshow more

About Alison Krogel

Alison Krogel is assistant professor of Spanish at the University of more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 1. Introduction: Food, Narrative, and Symbolic Communication in the Andes Chapter 2 2. A Brief Cultural History of Andean Staple Foods Chapter 3 3. The Symbolic Role of Andean Foods in Tahuantinsuyu and Colonial Peru: Ritual Expression, Discursive Resistance Chapter 4 4. Profits, Prestige, and Power in the Andean Market and Chicheria Chapter 5 5. "Las chicheras se defienden": Canny, Creative Cooks in the Visual and Verbal Narratives of Jose Maria Arguedas, Martin Chambi, and Claudia Llosa Chapter 6 6. Maleficent Meals and Conspiring Cooks: Culinary Witchcraft in Quechua Oral Narratives Chapter 7 7. Conclusion: Globalization, Food-Security, and the Quechua Food-landscapeshow more

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