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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Then the slayer seizes it and thus addresses the victim: "I am he that will kill you,
since you and yours have slain and eaten many of my friends." To which the
prisoner replies: "When I am dead I shall still have many to avenge my death.
Early nineteenth-century eyewitness accounts indicate that prisoners captured
outside a Fijian chiefdom or drawn from rebellious subjects within a chiefdom
were sacrificed and eaten under the ritual supervision of priests at important
There is also some evidence that under duress, the Aztecs may have eaten
bodies left on the battlefield. Taking into consideration the possibility that
sacrificial victims such as those dedicated to the rain god may not always have
been eaten, ...
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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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