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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SMALL THINGS Ask EUROPEANS or Americans why they don ' t eat insects ,
and you can count on the answer : “ Insects are disgusting , and full of germs .
Ugh ! ” The object of this chapter is not to try to change anyone ' s feelings about ...
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 .
Large Large Vertebrates Vertebrates Absent Present Swarming Insects Present 1
2 Swarming Insects Absent Cell 1 represents the situation in which the
consumption of “ small things ” is likely to be most intense , as in Amazonia or in
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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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