Work Journal #5

Thursday: Visit to observe at South of the Border  Friday: Visit to Tu Tienda, Latino Store, located near K-Mart.  Interestingly enough, though I felt  I might be intruding when I entered Tu Tienda (the translation is “Your store” and somehow I knew I wasn’t the “you” to whom the store belonged) I was surprised to find that David Kilgore, a very anglo, European-American, possibly monolingual English speaker was the owner.  This is an interesting dynamic that I hadn’t counted on discovering.  While latinos are capitalizing on foreginness through restaurants, local entrepreneurs are conversely capitalizing on the influx of immigrants.  Notes on The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating  Still working on wrapping up interviews with both owners of Tu Tienda and South of the Border  


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The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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