Authenticity is Not a Thing: Rethinking Mexican Food in the U.S. Lecture by Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Prado

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Authenticity is Not a Thing: Rethinking Mexican Food in the U.S. Lecture by Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Prado

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Authenticity is Not a Thing: Rethinking Mexican Food in the U.S. Lecture by Dr. Ignacio Sánchez Prado

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Date and Time

  • Friday, November 2, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Location

Hahn University Center, Room 128

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Details

How often do you eat Mexican food in San Diego? Have you ever searched out the "authentic" taco shop for the "best" Mexican food? Dr. Sánchez Prado will talk to us about what "authenticity" in Mexican food really means and if it really exists. He proposes to rethink the idea of Mexican food beyond old nationalist concepts of authentic. The talk will discuss how the idea of authenticity is constructed and will make a case regarding the importance of thinking of Mexican food not as a narrow set of timeless traditions, but as a dynamic, transnational and transcultural product.

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado is a professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies and Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He received a Licenciatura (B.A.) in Literature from the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla in Mexico, and a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of research include Mexican literary, film and cultural studies; Latin American intellectual history; neoliberal culture; food cultural studies; and "world literature" theory.

Sponsor(s)

Speaker Ignacio Sánchez Prado

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