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Coping with uncertainty in food supply

Author: I de Garine; G A Harrison; Werner-Reimers-Stiftung.; Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France)
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Oxford science publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This paper reviews the reasons why native or country ('real') foods remain important to the Inuit of Canada and Alaska, for social as well as nutritional reasons.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Coping with uncertainty in food supply.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)572113333
Online version:
Coping with uncertainty in food supply.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)609300919
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I de Garine; G A Harrison; Werner-Reimers-Stiftung.; Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France)
ISBN: 0198576439 9780198576433
OCLC Number: 15696712
Notes: Based on papers presented at a conference held Dec. 13-16, 1982 in Bad Homburg, Germany, sponsored by the Werner-Reimers-Stiftung, Bad Homburg, and the Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris.
Description: xiv, 483 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Seasonal variations in food supply for wild primates; Seasonality and human population biology; Food, seasonality, and human evolution; Food as a function of seasonal environment and social history; Efe pygmies of north-east Zaire - subsistence strategies in the Ituri; Food supply uncertainty among the Aka Pygmies (Lobaye, Central African Republic); Tradition and change - problems and persistence in the Inuit diet; Food storage among hunter-gatherers - more or less security in the way of life?; Coping with uncertainty in food supply among the Oto and the Twa living in the equatorial flooded forest near Lake Tumba, Zaire; Coping with seasonal fluctuations in food among savanna populations - the Massa and Mussey of Chad and Cameroon; Coping with the market - uncertainty and food security among Hausa peasants; Health and energy requirements of nomadic Turkana pastoralists; Seasonality, climatic fluctuations, and food supplies (Sahelian nomadic pastoral societies); Nutrition and socio-economic strategies in pastoral societies in the Middle East with special reference to west Afghan Pashtuns; How non-food producing nomads obtain their food - peripatetic strategies in Afghanistan; Coping with uncertainty in food supply - case studies among the pastoral and non-pastoral nomads of western India; Central Indian tribal societies under stress of modern socio-economic pressures - strategies to face the challenge; Uncertainties in food supply, and nutritional deficiencies, in relation to economic conditions, in a village population of southern West Bengal, India; Food allocation within the family - response to fluctuating food supply and food needs; A framework for analysing uncertainty in highland areas; Discussion and conclusions.
Series Title: Oxford science publications.
Responsibility: edited by I. de Garine and G.A. Harrison.
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The problem of fluctuating food supply, with its attendant threat of famine, is highly topical. This volume presents a survey of the subject, covering various parts of the world, by a group of social  Read more...

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