Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, 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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Consumer surveys carried out in the Northeast indicate that 80 percent of college
students are willing to taste samples of horsemeat products , and of this 80
percent , over 50 percent liked what they tasted moderately or better . The fact is
Only the Hawaiian and Tahitian priests and aristocrats were normally allowed to
enjoy dogflesh . Women and children were not supposed to eat dog , but after a
sacrifice , Tahitian commoners “ secretly carried home leftovers to their families .
A study carried out in Gothenburg , Sweden , gave similar results : 66 percent of
respondents reported feeling a need to be physically protected by their dogs .
Dogs deter crimes against persons and property by acting as sentinels and by ...
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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
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