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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Among the Canela of the Amazonia , ii mo plam means “ I am hungry ” but iiyate
means “ I am hungry for meat . " The Semai , natives of the jungles of Malaysia ,
do not consider a meal which lacks rice or another starch to be satisfactory ; but a
plant and fish food means that the average American chicken eats better than
three fifths of the people in the world . And energetically speaking , each calorie
of chicken breast costs at least six calories of fossil fuel . This means that the ...
Peaceful acquisition and consumption of bodies or parts of bodies is an aspect of
mourning rituals ; the acquisition of bodies through violent means is an aspect of
warfare . These two modes of cannibal production have entirely different sets of ...
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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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