No. 4 (2010): Food as the Cultural Patrimony of Emigration in the Americas
The focus of attention in this volume is the relationship between food and emigration in the Americas. Indeed, since the second half of the XIX century, the North and South American continents have been reached by massive flows of immigrants seeking better prospects for their poor existences. The essays adopt a peripheral perspective to analyze a variety of topics pertaining to various disciplines: namely, to the science of food by reclaiming traditional recipes and the importance of the enological and gastronomic sector in general; to literary texts which emphasize food as a symbol for social integration, national identity, and the local/global nexus; to anthropology and sociology which consider food as a relief for the dissatisfaction of living elsewhere; and to the linguistic, folkloristic and ethnographic aspects of nutrition. Because of this interdisciplinarity and the multitude of territories analyzed, these considerations on the food-migration relationship offer an original contribution to the field of migrant studies.