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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Here , then , is the explanation for the pig ' s love of wallowing in mud . By
wallowing , it dissipates heat both by evaporation from its skin and by conduction
through the cool ground . Experiments show that the cooling effect of mud is
This caveat applies to the explanation of the United States ' aversion to
horseflesh . I have not as yet given proper recognition to the fact that Americans
exhibit a hierarchy of avoidances and preferences for various other kinds of
meats and that ...
This cannot be the whole explanation , since , as I have argued with respect to
insects , pork , and dead cows and horses , vigorous cooking greatly reduces
their health - threatening qualities . There would be social danger as well .
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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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