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Author Fuster, Melissa, author.

Title Caribeños at the table : how migration, health, and race intersect in New York City / Melissa Fuster.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 182 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In a work brimming with fascinating firsthand voices and in-depth interviews with Caribbean Hispanics (she focuses on individuals self-identified as of Cuban, Dominican, or Puerto Rican ancestry) with high levels of circular migration to NYC and with health professionals working among these groups, Fuster eschews common understandings that take on only cultural or structural factors in favor of studying Caribbean Hispanic foodways at the intersection of culture, history, and structural contexts. She argues that addressing health problems and inequities in immigrant and ethnic communities requires, yes, engaging with understandings of cultural factors and traditional food practice ideals (the approach conventionally taken by nutritionists working with these populations)-but also more. While culture is an important aspect guiding health-related behaviors, it needs to be considered along with key structural factors including race, gender, and social class. Fuster's intersectional approach brings into view how health disparities and quality of life measures are related to food access, health, behaviors and overall wellbeing of migrant communities. By viewing and understanding these communities within an inequitable, interconnected and global migration experience, Fuster finds that the same global forces that create migration flows are also creating distinct conditions and 'othering processes' that do in fact result in different health outcomes in the receiving countries"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figure and Table -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction. When Motion Turns Foods into Comidas -- Chapter One. Setting Hispanic Caribbean Tables in New York City -- Chapter Two. Culture as Cause and Solution -- Chapter Three. Caribeños Talk about Comidas in Nutri-speak -- Chapter Four. Gathering, Cooking, and Eating Comidas -- Conclusion. Comidas Back Home and Moving Forward -- Hispanic Caribbean Foods: A Glossary -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index.
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Subject Caribbean Americans -- Health and hygiene -- New York (State) -- New York.
Caribbean Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Cuban Americans -- Food -- New York (State) -- New York.
Puerto Ricans -- Food -- New York (State) -- New York.
Dominican Americans -- Food -- New York (State) -- New York.
Health and race -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
Health -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
Caribbean Americans -- Social conditions.
Emigration and immigration.
Health -- Social aspects.
New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fuster, Melissa. Caribeños at the table. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021] 9781469664569 (DLC) 2020055722 (OCoLC)1230250058
ISBN 9781469664590 (electronic bk.)
1469664593 (electronic bk.)
9781469664583 electronic book
1469664585 electronic book