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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In India, the highest-income groups consume over seven times more animal
protein that the lowest. Many different kinds of cultures, from hunter-gatherer
bands to industrial states, exhibit similar preferences for animal food.
other domesticated plants rather than on hunting. Twelve out of 75 North
American dog-eating cultures deliberately raised or fattened dogs for eating.
Michael Carroll of the University of Western Ontario has shown that almost all
If we regard warfare as a form of hunting organized to obtain meat, the costs far
exceed the benefits. Humans are big animals, but it takes an immense effort just
to capture a few of them. The hunted are as alert, evasive, and as well-informed ...
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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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