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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In the case of Hindu India , as we shall see , the ecological impracticality of meat
production so far outweighs the nutritional benefits of carnivory that meat is
avoided - bad to eat , and therefore bad to think . An important point to bear in
mind is ...
The fact that the Fijians ate their captives only after participating in elaborate
rituals presided over by priests does not diminish the nutritional significance of
the ingested flesh any more than the rituals practiced by the Aryans and Israelites
The first concerns a peculiar pattern of restraints placed on the diets of pregnant
and lactating women ; the second concerns a dreaded nutritional disease which
causes blindness . Let me take them up in turn . Since pregnancy and lactation ...
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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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