Author: Paula E. Morton
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826352154
Size: 65.50 MB
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“The ordinary tortilla was an extraordinary bond between the human and divine. . . . From birthdays to religious ceremonies, the people of Mesoamerica commemorated important events with tortillas. One Maya tribe even buried their dead with tortillas so that the dogs eaten as dinner during life would not bite the deceased in revenge.”—from Tortillas: A Cultural History For centuries tortillas have remained a staple of the Mexican diet, but the rich significance of this unleavened flatbread stretches far beyond food. Today the tortilla crosses cultures and borders as part of an international network of people, customs, and culinary traditions. In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla. Morton tells the story of tortillas and the people who make and eat them—from the Mexican woman rolling the mano over the metate to grind corn, to the enormous wheat tortillas made in northern Mexico, to twenty-first-century elaborations like the stuffed burrito. This study—the first to extensively present the tortilla’s history, symbolism, and impact—shows how the tortilla has changed our understanding of home cooking, industrialized food, healthy cuisine, and the people who live across borders.

Transnational Tortillas

Author: Carolina Bank Munoz
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801462134
Size: 38.10 MB
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This book looks at the flip side of globalization: How does a company from the Global South behave differently when it also produces in the Global North? A Mexican tortilla company, "Tortimundo," has two production facilities within a hundred miles of each other, but on different sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The workers at the two factories produce the same product with the same technology, but have significantly different work realities. This "global factory" gives Carolina Bank Muñoz an ideal opportunity to reveal how management regimes and company policy on each side of the border apply different strategies to exploit their respective workforces' vulnerabilities. The author's in-depth ethnographic fieldwork shows that the U.S. factory is characterized by an "immigration regime" and the Mexican factory by a "gender regime." In the California factory, managers use state policy and laws related to immigration status to pit documented and undocumented workers against each other. Undocumented workers are subject to harsher punishment, night-shift work, and lower pay. In the Baja California factory, managers sexually harass women—who make up most of the workforce—and create divisions between light- and dark-skinned women, forcing them to compete for managerial attention, which they understand equates with job security. In describing and analyzing the differences in working conditions between the two plants, Bank Muñoz provides important new insights into how, in a globalized economy, managerial strategies for labor control are determined by the interaction of state policies and labor market conditions with race, gender, and class at the point of production.

Burro S Tortillas

Author: Terri Fields
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN: 1607180200
Size: 73.62 MB
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In this Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. "For Creative Minds" section includes a Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas.

Round Is A Tortilla

Author: Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452139334
Size: 11.49 MB
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In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child's day! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.


Author: Pat Sparks
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312089122
Size: 28.54 MB
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Presents over seventy-five-quick and easy ways to enjoy tortillas.

Tortillas To The Rescue

Author: Jessica Harlan
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612431003
Size: 65.85 MB
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Presents a collection of recipes using tortillas, including such dishes as Philly cheese steak tacos, spiced sausage lasagna, caviar-edamame nachos, and chococate-ricotta cannoli.

La Fiesta De Las Tortillas

Author: Jorge Argueta
Publisher: Alfaguara Infantil
Size: 17.14 MB
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The author, who remembers the fragrant dishes prepared at his family's restaurant in El Salvador, recounts a mystery from his childhood involving tortillas.

Tortillas For The Gods

Author: Evon Zartman Vogt
ISBN: 9780806125596
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Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition originally published in 1976 on the relationship between food and ceremony. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Tortillas And Tomatoes

Author: Tanya Basok
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773523876
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Based on interviews with Leamington greenhouse growers and migrant Mexican workers, Tanya Basok offers a timely analysis of why the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program is needed. She argues that while Mexican workers do not necessarily constitute cheap labour for Canadian growers, they are vital for the survival of some agricultural sectors because they are always available for work, even on holidays and weekends, or when exhausted, sick, or injured. Basok exposes the mechanisms that make Mexican seasonal workers unfree and shows that the workers' virtual inability to refuse the employer's demand for their labour is related not only to economic need but to the rigid control exercised by the Mexican Ministry of Labour and Social Planning and Canadian growers over workers' participation in the Canadian guest worker program, as well as the paternalistic relationship between the Mexican harvesters and their Canadian employers.