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The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Robert Lemon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

When primarily immigrant, day-laboring clientele eat a meal at a traditional taco truck, the taco truck becomes a significant social space in which Mexican cultural identity is reaffirmed. But the ... More


Seeds Fruits and Famine

Julia A. Stern

in Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226773285
eISBN:
9780226773315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226773315.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter takes up Mary Chesnut's images of seeds in order to move from their floral to their fruitful significance as crucial motifs in the 1880s narrative. The seeds in question here have ... More


Words Reading and Writing

Julia A. Stern

in Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226773285
eISBN:
9780226773315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226773315.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Wartime provisions as elemental as peaches and as confected as “moonshines” all played a role in Mary Chesnut's catalogue of the food ways of the Confederate elite. Beyond affording documentary ... More


An Evolving American Space

Robert Lemon

in The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The conclusion summarizes the chapters in the book through comparing and contrasting how taco truck owners employ their mobility to navigate culturally and politically distinct urban environments. It ... More


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