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Read the Tortilla Discourse by Jeffrey M. Pilcher and answer the questions below. the_tortilla_discourse.pdf
Question 1: How is corn connected to Indian or mestizo identity? and wheat to European identity?
Question 2: How did the elite classes view the indigenous people of Mexico around 1900?
Question 3: What was the nutritional explanation for the Indian population's "backwardness"?
Question 4: What do we know today about the nutritional benefits of the original Mexican diet of tortillas, beans and chiles?
Question 5: : Explain Bulnes' argument that "civilization" depends on wheat.
Question 6: How was the tortilla discourse changed from being an intellectual debate among elite politicians and scientists to a popular debate including the middle and lower classes?
Read the Tortilla Discourse by Jeffrey M. Pilcher and answer the questions below. the_tortilla_discourse.