New Book: Kneeling Before Corn | UAPress

In “Kneeling Before Corn,” JPB Fellow Mike Anastario and his co-authors explore relationships between humans and the ‘three sisters’—corn, beans, and squash—in rural El Salvador. The book develops the concept of “more-than-human intimacies,” referring to the unique relationships that form between people and plants. It illustrates how these intimacies travel away from the milpa and return to it through processes of “vicarious intimacy.” This book offers a discerning portrayal of rural El Salvador in the twenty-first century and is indispensable for anyone intrigued by new materialist theory or the realm of milpa farming. Enter code AZFLR for a 30% discount.

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