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Cristina Cielo

The Role of Yuca in Sustaining Precarious Populations in Ecuador

by Cristina Cielo and Cristina Vera

How do precarious populations experiencing unmet needs sustain themselves? How do they nourish themselves not only materially but also in meaningful social terms, and what is the relationship between objective and subjective sustenance? We argue that communities’ relationships to food help shape their experiences of crises. The French term la vie chère simultaneously invokes affective relations, collective valuations, and high prices...

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