May 14, 2020
For this week’s free e-Book of the Week, we’re featuring our commitment to publishing important works in Indigenous studies by offering Eating the Landscape by Enrique Salmón for free download from our website.
“Eating is not only a political act, it is also a cultural act that reaffirms one’s identity and worldview,” Enrique Salmon writes in Eating the Landscape. Traversing a range of cultures, including the Tohono O’odham of the Sonoran Desert and the Rarámuri of the Sierra Tarahumara, the book is an illuminating journey through the southwest United States and northern Mexico. Salmon weaves his historical and cultural knowledge as a renowned indigenous ethnobotanist with stories American Indian farmers have shared with him to illustrate how traditional indigenous foodways—from the cultivation of crops to the preparation of meals—are rooted in a time-honored understanding of environmental stewardship.
Download from our online shopping cart here. Available until 5/21/2020. Discount code is AZSALMON20.
“Salmón’s lineage serves as the touchstone for this episodic volume, each chapter of which introduces the reader to a different mode of traditional land stewardship.”—Publishers Weekly
“An intimate geographical and cultural journey.”—AlterNative