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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For a pastoral nomadic people like the Israelites during their years of wandering
in search of lands suitable for agriculture, swineherding was out of the question.
No arid-land pastoralists herd pigs for the simple reason that it is hard to protect ...
But why was this tradition preserved and strengthened by being written down as
God's law long after the Israelites had become settled farmers? The answer as I
see it is not that the tradition born of pastoralism continued to prevail by mere ...
More important than all the zoological errors and flights of taxonomic fancy is that
Leviticus correctly identifies the classic domesticated ruminants as the most
efficient source of milk and meats for the ancient Israelites. To the extent that
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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? I3
three The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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