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Why are human foodways so diverse? Can anthropologists explain why specific
food preferences and avoidances are found in one culture and not in another? I
think we can. Perhaps not in every instance, nor down to the most finicky details.
I am not disputing the fact that some foodways are extremely tenacious. In
addition to preferences and avoidances which last only decades, there are others
which last for millennia. But as the next riddle shows, the dead hand of tradition is
If anything, with the rise of transnational corporations that produce and sell food
on the world market, our foodways are being constrained by an ever more
precise but one-sided form of cost- benefit reckoning. To an increasing extent
what is ...
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureCrítica de los usuarios - Not Available - Book Verdict
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?
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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