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The Resource Our sacred maíz is our mother : Nin tonantzin non centeotl : indigeneity and belonging in the Americas, Roberto Cintli Rodríguez ; with Verónica Castillo Hernández, Maestra Angelbertha Cobb, Luz María de la Torre, Paula Domingo Olivares, Tata Cuaxtle Félix Evodio, María Molina Vai Sevoi, Francisco Pos, Alicia Seyler, and Irma Tzirin Socop

Our sacred maíz is our mother : Nin tonantzin non centeotl : indigeneity and belonging in the Americas, Roberto Cintli Rodríguez ; with Verónica Castillo Hernández, Maestra Angelbertha Cobb, Luz María de la Torre, Paula Domingo Olivares, Tata Cuaxtle Félix Evodio, María Molina Vai Sevoi, Francisco Pos, Alicia Seyler, and Irma Tzirin Socop

Label
Our sacred maíz is our mother : Nin tonantzin non centeotl : indigeneity and belonging in the Americas
Title
Our sacred maíz is our mother
Title remainder
Nin tonantzin non centeotl : indigeneity and belonging in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Cintli Rodríguez ; with Verónica Castillo Hernández, Maestra Angelbertha Cobb, Luz María de la Torre, Paula Domingo Olivares, Tata Cuaxtle Félix Evodio, María Molina Vai Sevoi, Francisco Pos, Alicia Seyler, and Irma Tzirin Socop
Title variation
Nin tonantzin non centeotl
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • mul
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
" 'If you want to know who you are and where you come from, follow the maíz.' That was the advice given to author Roberto Cintli Rodriguez when he was investigating the origins and migrations of Mexican peoples in the Four Corners region of the United States. Follow it he did, and his book Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother changes the way we look at Mexican Americans. Not so much peoples created as a result of war or invasion, they are people of the corn, connected through a seven-thousand-year old maíz culture to other Indigenous inhabitants of the continent. Using corn as the framework for discussing broader issues of knowledge production and history of belonging, the author looks at how corn was included in codices and Mayan texts, how it was discussed by elders, and how it is represented in theater and stories as a way of illustrating that Mexicans and Mexican Americans share a common culture. Rodriguez brings together scholarly and traditional (elder) knowledge about the long history of maíz/corn cultivation and culture, its roots in Mesoamerica, and its living relationship to Indigenous peoples throughout the continent, including Mexicans and Central Americans now living in the United States. The author argues that, given the restrictive immigration policies and popular resentment toward migrants, a continued connection to maíz culture challenges the social exclusion and discrimination that frames migrants as outsiders and gives them a sense of belonging not encapsulated in the idea of citizenship. The "hidden transcripts" of corn in everyday culture--art, song, stories, dance, and cuisine (maíz-based foods like the tortilla)--have nurtured, even across centuries of colonialism, the living maíz culture of ancient knowledge. "--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodríguez, Roberto Cintli
Dewey number
306.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated into English from multiple languages, including Spanish and Nahuatl
LC call number
E98.F7
LC item number
R64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Corn
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexicans
Label
Our sacred maíz is our mother : Nin tonantzin non centeotl : indigeneity and belonging in the Americas, Roberto Cintli Rodríguez ; with Verónica Castillo Hernández, Maestra Angelbertha Cobb, Luz María de la Torre, Paula Domingo Olivares, Tata Cuaxtle Félix Evodio, María Molina Vai Sevoi, Francisco Pos, Alicia Seyler, and Irma Tzirin Socop
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223112542320
  • 31223112542163
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780816530618
Lccn
2014007750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
876351039
Label
Our sacred maíz is our mother : Nin tonantzin non centeotl : indigeneity and belonging in the Americas, Roberto Cintli Rodríguez ; with Verónica Castillo Hernández, Maestra Angelbertha Cobb, Luz María de la Torre, Paula Domingo Olivares, Tata Cuaxtle Félix Evodio, María Molina Vai Sevoi, Francisco Pos, Alicia Seyler, and Irma Tzirin Socop
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223112542320
  • 31223112542163
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780816530618
Lccn
2014007750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
876351039

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