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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Take India , for example , and the most famous of all irrational foodways , the ban
on the slaughter of cattle and the consumption of beef . There is a section of India
' s federal constitution called the Directive Principles of State Policy which sets ...
Both politics and religion obviously play a role in reinforcing and perpetuating the
beef and slaughter taboos , but neither politics nor religion explains why cattle
slaughter and beef eating have achieved symbolic prominence . Why the cow ...
As part of a preindustrial agricultural system burdened with supporting a dense
population in reasonably good health , the Hindu ban on cattle slaughter and
beef consumption remains an asset rather than a liability . One of the principal ...
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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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