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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Janet Siskind recounts how the daily life of the Sharanahua , a jungle village
people of eastern Peru , revolves around the problem of meat shortages .
Sharanahua women relentlessly cajole and taunt their menfolk to go hunting and
Virtually every band or village society studied by anthropologists expresses a
special esteem for animal flesh by using meat to reinforce the social ties that bind
campmates and kinfolk together . Far more often than plant foods , animal
But when the population of a village gets bigger , its hunters deplete the nearby
game . There are more meatless days , complaints about meat hunger increase ,
and some men find it increasingly difficult to fulfill their obligation to reciprocate ...
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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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