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ERIC Number: EJ1113417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
Taco Literacies: Ethnography, Foodways, and Emotions through Mexican Food Writing
Alvarez, Steven
Composition Forum, v34 Sum 2016
Foodways literacies offer composition courses a rich opportunity to enact a "sensual pedagogy" that explores affect through cross-cultural culinary encounters. In this assignment description, I present a class I developed at the University of Kentucky, Taco Literacy, as an example of such pedagogy. The class explores the languages and literacies of Mexican migration through the lens of emotionally resonant foodways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Mexico
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