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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from a primitive shrew which belonged to the mammalian order known as the
insectivores. In shaping humankind's primate ancestry, natural selection favored
precisely those traits which were useful for the pursuit and capture of insects and
Unfortunately I cannot cite additional quantitative data to test these predictions
with regard to small things — but in a rough qualitative sense the theory seems to
be applicable to the problem of why insectivory was abandoned in Europe.
The interesting fact is that most Westerners not only refrain from insectivory but
the mere thought of eating a grub or a termite — not to mention a roach! — makes
many people sick to their stomachs. And to touch an insect — or worse, to have ...
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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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