Paloma Martinez-Cruz

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Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica

From East L.A. to Anahuac

The University of Arizona Press

This book disrupts Euro-based intellectual hegemony and makes a case for the epistemic authority of Native women. Written from a Chicana perspective, this study is learned, personal, and engaging for anyone who is interested in the wisdom that prevailing analytical cultures have deemed “unintelligible.” As it turns out, those who are unacquainted with the sometimes surprising extent and depth of wisdom of indigenous women healers simply haven’t been looking in the right places—outside the texts from which they have been consistently excluded.

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Food Fight!

Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace

The University of Arizona Press

Food Fight! contributes to urgent discussions around the problems of cultural misappropriation, labeling, identity, and imaging in marketing and dining establishments. Not just about food, restaurants, and coffee, this volume employs a decolonial approach and engaging voice to interrogate ways that mestizo, Indigenous, and Latinx peoples are objectified in mainstream ideology and imaginary. 

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