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Title: Cooking modernity : food, gender and class in 1940s and 1950s Mexico City and Guanajuato
Author: Aguilar-Rodriguez, Sandra
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 6247
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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My research analyses modernity through women's experiences of food across class in 1940s and 1950s rural and urban Mexico. It challenges the assumption that women and private life did not play an important role in modernisation by situating women, the kitchen and its practices at the forefront of this process. Therefore, my dissertation explores modernity through women's choices of new ingredients, culinary practices, and domestic technologies; but also through nutrition discourses, policies and welfare programs. This work draws on a variety of sources such as state archives, contemporary professional journals, cookbooks, women's magazines, and interviews carried out among elderly women in Mexico City and Guanajuato.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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