Tortillas, Firewood and Women: Entagled beings

Video

Format

mp4

Duration

00:35?

License

Creative Commons Licence

Contributed date

June 26, 2019 - 2:50pm

Critical Commentary

It was in the kitchen, making tortillas with the women (or at least trying to), that I began to understand how much of their life was entangled with firewood. From the moment they wake up, firewood accompanies women throughout their day. They have learned everything about it: how to light it, move it, which firewood is better, which one creates more smoke, which one lasts longer, which trees provide better wood. It is an embodied knowledge. They show you with their body what they know: how to resolve every little problem that arises in the kitchen. 

Source

This video was recorded on November, 2018 during an particpant observation.

Language

Spanish

Cite as

Emilia Ruvalcaba de la Garza, "Tortillas, Firewood and Women: Entagled beings", contributed by Emilia Ruvalcaba de la Garza, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 26 August 2019, accessed 26 May 2022. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/tortillas-firewood-and-women-entagled-beings