Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal

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Price
$25.00
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Publish Date
Pages
232
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781503611092

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About the Author

Hanna Garth is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego.

Reviews

"Garth's in-depth and intimate ethnography portrays the shortcomings in Cuba's welfare system, and the profound consequences for the way people eat and think of themselves as Cuban. Presenting the stories of highly resourceful individuals and communities, Garth shows us that the Cuban experience and post-Soviet lives cannot be decoupled from everyday food practices."--Megan A. Carney "author of The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity across Borders "
"In her rich ethnography of food 'insecurity' in a place where no one starves, Hanna Garth traces the daily practices of food acquisition and the effects of inadequacy on identity. Garth depicts the experience of dependence upon a faltering socialist infrastructure, recording a longing for what was before, discontent with the seemingly changeless present, and a hope for future possibilities."--Nancy J. Burke "author of Health Travels: Cuban Health(care) On and Off the Island "
"Garth offers a literary masterclass in how the analysis of food can help us understand social relations while the analysis of social relations can help us understand food."--Emily Yates-Doerr "Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition "
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