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Food, Assimilation, and the Identity Construction of Chicanxs ft. Jaime Armin Mejía
Food, Assimilation, and the Identity Construction of Chicanxs ft. Jaime Armin Mejía
WhenWednesday, May 1, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.
Description

Assimilation for ethnic minorities like Mexican Americans or Chicanxs
has long been an issue which has drawn a great deal of attention for
how the identity construction of this ethnic group works. Because
Mexican food lies at the intersection between Americans of different
stripes, situated as it is along many different points in the continuum of
assimilation, my lecture examines the rhetorical dimensions which exist
in college writing classes when asking students from diverse
backgrounds to conduct an analysis of Mexican food. The complexities
involved with rhetorically analyzing such a topic, as I hope to show,
will challenge their rhetorical skills and will hopefully help them
understand the history and cultural importance of food as a vehicle for
understanding how assimilation works with and against the identity
construction Mexican Americans.

Limited seating;Please RSVP here!

Campus locationUW Tacoma Keystone (KEY)
Campus room102
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUniversity Writing Program
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