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The paulista food culture: a maize civilization? (1650-1750)

Grant number: 09/03712-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2009
Effective date (End): July 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Leila Mezan Algranti
Grantee:Rafaela Basso
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:04/10367-0 - Dimensions of the Portuguese Empire, AP.TEM


The proposal of this project is to study the eating practices of Planalto do Piratininga's inhabitants from the second half of XVII century until the first half of XVIII century, aiming to apprehend, based on food studies, how the cultural interchanges were established by settlers and natives in São Paulo's lands.Despite the fact that we study eating culture as whole, we will try, in a more specific way, to approach a more defined portrait of the cultural and economic meanings of maize's complex, since the historiography which deals with the food theme in São Paulo underlines the supremacy of this kind of food as a basic and essential product on the menu of São Paulo's inhabitants. Moreover, the examination of this food's incorporation on paulistas diets will be essential for us to build a deep knowledge of the way European's food habits and knowledge were fastened on the ones that the natives used and shared. (AU)

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
BASSO, Rafaela. The paulista food culture? : a maize civilization (1650-1750). 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas.

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