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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Preferred foods ( good to eat ) are foods that have a more favorable balance of
practical benefits over costs than foods that are avoided ( bad to eat ) . Even for
an omnivore it makes sense not to eat everything that one can digest . Some
An important point to bear in mind is that nutritional and ecological costs and
benefits are not always the same as monetary — “ dollars - and - cents ” — costs
and benefits . In market economies such as the United States , good to eat may ...
I shall not argue that avoidance represents an optimization of practical costs and
benefits , since I am not prepared to weigh the costs of dying prematurely with
xerophthalmia against the cost of dying prematurely without xerophthalmia .
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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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