Mexican Food, Tourism, and Cultural Identity in Interwar Chicago

Lecture Description

This talk discusses how public shops, foodways, and spaces in the Mexican community were evolving sites of culinary and cultural tourism, community building, and cultural production. Local marketplaces, created by Mexican immigrants or Mexican Americans, became both cultural anchors for the community and tourist attractions for the visitor. Mexicano demand for food and experiences from home drove these marketplaces that, in turn, influenced the eating habits of outsiders who entered the area as tourists.


Food Immigration

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Michael Innis-Jiménez

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