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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Just to look at a cow gives many Hindus a sense of pleasure . ... To critics who
oppose the custom of feeding cows that are too old to have calves and give milk ,
Hindus reply : “ Will you then send your mother to a slaughter house when she ...
ren ” cows sooner or later calve and give milk . Even if a cow only produces a calf
every three or four years and gives only two or three liters of milk a day , the
combined value of the calves and milk , plus dung , yields a profit boosting the ...
Pigs give birth to large litters of helpless piglets . The sow builds a den where it
leaves them while it forages for food . The sow has no reservoir for storing milk in
advance of nursing . The sucking piglets stimulate the production of milk , which ...
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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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