Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1985 - 289 páginas
The anthropologist/author takes on some of the major food riddles, including cannibalism, to reveal why a culture accepts or spurns specific foods
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These figures include the calories and proteins in the edible portion of the cow's
carcass at the end of its life, but as I'll show in a moment, the beef-eating taboo
probably never prevented the cow from making a terminal contribution in the form
help pay for the cow's upkeep. Even more than oxen, cows play the role of village
scavengers, subsisting on straw, chaff, garbage, leaves, patches of roadside
grass and other substances that humans cannot digest. Does the beef-eating, ...
Moslems, Christians, and lower-caste Hindus purchase a considerable amount of
cattle flesh either knowingly as beef or somewhat unwittingly as ... But even
before the arrival of the Moslems in the eighth century a.d., similar beef-eating ...
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Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Leer comentario completo
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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