Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1985 - 289 pages
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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day pet owners. Most Americans believe that the essential condition of petdom is
uselessness, not utility. Even the dictionary says so: "pet: A domesticated animal
kept for pleasure rather than utility." But there is obviously something seriously ...
It is because they are proxy humans that pets help us to overcome the anonymity
and lack of social community engendered by big-city life. As proxy humans, they
can "stir the dead air" of empty apartments, and give countless single people ...
They are bringing pets into psychiatric wards and finding that patients who will
not talk to people will talk to dogs, cats, and fish, and that once this breakthrough
is achieved, patients become more responsive to their doctors and eventually talk
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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 ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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