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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from a primitive shrew which belonged to the mammalian order known as the
insectivores. In shaping humankind's primate ancestry, natural selection favored
precisely those traits which were useful for the pursuit and capture of insects and
A further complication is that insectivory may actually be on the wane in countries
like China and Japan. But even if this is the case, it does not diminish the puzzle
of why insectivory should ever be spurned since it was or still is an accepted ...
Unfortunately I cannot cite additional quantitative data to test these predictions
with regard to small things — but in a rough qualitative sense the theory seems to
be applicable to the problem of why insectivory was abandoned in Europe.
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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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