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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That kind of people eating occurs the world over from time to time regardless of
whether the eaters and the eaten come from societies that approve or disapprove
of the practice. There is no puzzle as to why they do it. Sailors adrift in lifeboats, ...
Early nineteenth-century eyewitness accounts indicate that prisoners captured
outside a Fijian chiefdom or drawn from rebellious subjects within a chiefdom
were sacrificed and eaten under the ritual supervision of priests at important
There is also some evidence that under duress, the Aztecs may have eaten
bodies left on the battlefield. Taking into consideration the possibility that
sacrificial victims such as those dedicated to the rain god may not always have
been eaten, ...
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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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