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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Has not the very phrase sacred cow passed into common usage as an idiom
denoting stubborn adherence to customs and practices that have no rational
justification ? On one level of explanation , cow protection , beef avoidance , and
Why is cow protection “ the central fact of Hinduism ” ? Most major religions
regard cattle as good to eat . Why is Hinduism different ? Both politics and
religion obviously play a role in reinforcing and perpetuating the beef and
slaughter taboos ...
... 67 percent ; ( 3 ) pleasure , 58 percent ; ( 4 ) protection , 30 percent ; and ( 5 )
beauty , 20 percent . Some of the other perceived advantages were : educational
value of cats and dogs for children ( 11 percent ) and use for sports ( 5 percent ) .
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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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