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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As Buddhists grow older they worry a great deal about complying with the ban on
killing animals , but they can always get someone else to do the dirty work . In
Thailand and Burma , to be truly virtuous , one should never crack an egg .
Powerful sanctions everywhere prevent adult members of primary groups from
killing and eating each other . In fact the taboo against killing and eating one ' s
relatives is the most fundamental precondition if people are to live together and ...
I fear that my explanation of why state societies kill people but do not eat them
will remain unconvincing unless I can ... followed a highly ritualized procedure
laden with symbolic significance in killing their victims and distributing their flesh .
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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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