Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, 1985 M01 1 - 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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The compulsive attention paid by the Brahman priests to the size, shape, and
color of cattle suitable for particular ritual occasions bears a close resemblance to
the detailed instructions found in the Book of Leviticus pertaining to similar
mans went on killing cattle and getting fat from eating them. I cannot say precisely
how the Brahmans and Kshatriyas continued to obtain cattle for their gluttonous
feasts, but taxation, confiscation, or other coercive measures would have been ...
Civilian markets could only be reached by cowboys and cattle over long trails,
some extending from Texas to cities as far away as Chicago and New Orleans.
But railroads soon put an end to marathon western cattle drives just as they had
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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 Cow
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