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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With better means of transport , Corn Belt farmers dispensed with their wood pigs
and switched over to new breeds which were heavier and better larded . These “
lard pigs ” could be raised profitably without supplementary foraging .
CHAPTER ELEVEN BETTER TO EAT THERE IS a common misunderstanding of
optimization theories which I now need to discuss . To say that a foodway
represents an optimization of costs and benefits is not to say that it is an optimal ...
Then anything that would work at all would be better than the present system .
But if in fact the sacred cow embodies a form of practical cost accounting ,
innovators must be held responsible not merely for introducing a workable
system , but for ...
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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
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