This collection of new essays offers groundbreaking perspectives on the ways that food and foodways serve as an element of decolonization in Mexican-origin communities. The writers here take us from multigenerational acequia farmers, who trace their ancestry to Indigenous families in place well before the “Oñate Entrada of Hernan Cortez” in 1598, to tomorrow’s transborder travelers who will be negotiating entry into the United States. In Meso America, several pre-european foodways, call it a living heritage gracing fields, gardens, hearths, and “multi-ethnic kitchen tables from Chiapas to Alaska”.
Global food systems are also considered from a critical agroecological perspective, including the ways colonialism affects native biocultural diversity, ecosystem resilience, and equality across species, human groups, and generations. In that aspect, indigenous practices and land rights can provide vital information for the global north and south, about building food security outside industrial supply chain networks. Published in 2017 by: University of Arkansas Press