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Sensations of Food: Growing for the Nation and Eating with the Hand in Bahia, Brazil

Paulson, Susan LU (2013) In Geographies of Race and Food: fields, Bodies, Markets
Abstract
Growing and eating food are cultural practices that simultaneously make physical bodies, shape landscapes, and produce racial (together with class/ethno/spatial) knowledge and identity. This chapter strives to complement the large body of work on race and racism in Brazil and elsewhere with an exploration of how some people in the Brazilian state of Bahia experience and communicate racialized identities in the acts of producing and consuming food. Insights from other Latin American contexts shed new light on Brazilian material that challenges us to think about experiences and interactions of identity that are not reducible to categories of race, class or geography, yet are shaped in powerful ways by the socio-economic systems and... (More)
Growing and eating food are cultural practices that simultaneously make physical bodies, shape landscapes, and produce racial (together with class/ethno/spatial) knowledge and identity. This chapter strives to complement the large body of work on race and racism in Brazil and elsewhere with an exploration of how some people in the Brazilian state of Bahia experience and communicate racialized identities in the acts of producing and consuming food. Insights from other Latin American contexts shed new light on Brazilian material that challenges us to think about experiences and interactions of identity that are not reducible to categories of race, class or geography, yet are shaped in powerful ways by the socio-economic systems and ideologies that we identify as race, class and social space. (Less)
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food, farming, race, bodies, Brazil
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Geographies of Race and Food: fields, Bodies, Markets
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Slocum, Rachel
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Ashgate
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978-1-4094-6927-8
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English
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  author       = {Paulson, Susan},
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  year         = {2013},
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