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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After ten or fifteen years the inhabitants are presumed to have died a natural
death , and the attendants open the room , shovel out its contents , and sell the
remains for fertilizer . The Buddhist ban on the consumption of beef implicit in the
A touchy issue remains . The cheapest sources of lean hamburger meat lie
overseas in countries ... Others remain silent , adding one more mystery to
America's meat - eating ways . To sum up , beef achieved its recent ascendancy
over pork ...
Granting that insects can be eaten without harmful effects , nonetheless the fact
remains that many creeping , crawling creatures are associated with dirt and filth ,
which in turn are associated with disease . It is this mental association , whether ...
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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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