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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The Semai , natives of the jungles of Malaysia , do not consider a meal which
lacks rice or another starch to be satisfactory ; but a man who has not had animal
flesh recently will say , of the innate means ih sa lacks “ I haven ' t eaten for days .
They also pull plows , but for reasons that will become clear in a later chapter ,
they need to consume much more grass and straw per pound of body weight
than cattle , and they lack the ability of cattle to subsist on various kinds of
At the same time that the lack of efficient alternative sources of animal food raised
the value of the enemy as “ meat on the hoof , ” it lowered the value of the enemy
as serf , slave , and taxpayer . It did this in two ways . First , the absence of ...
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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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