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Food and culture : a reader

Author: Carole Counihan; Penny Van Esterik
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description "http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0651/96046430-d.html" Food touches everything important to people: it marks social differences and strengthens social bonds. Common to all peoples, yet it can signify very different things from table to table. Food and Culture takes a global look at the social, symbolic and political-economic role of food. The stellar contributors to this reader examine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Counihan; Penny Van Esterik
ISBN: 0415917093 9780415917094 0415917107 9780415917100
OCLC Number: 35770932
Description: 424 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword from The gastronomical me / M.F.K. Fisher --
Introduction / Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik --
Food, meaning, and voice. The changing significance of food / Margaret Mead ; Toward a psychosociology of contemporary food consumption / Roland Barthes ; The culinary triangle / Claude Lévi-Strauss ; Deciphering a meal / Mary Douglas ; The semiotics of food in the Bible / Jean Soler ; The abominable pig / Marvin Harris ; Traditional medical values of food / E.N. Anderson --
Commensality and fasting: giving, receiving, and refusing food. Food as a cultural construction / Anna Meigs ; The psychoanalyic study of infantile feeding disturbances / Anna Freud ; Nutritional processes and personality development among the Gurage of Ethiopia / Dorothy N. Shack. Hunger, anxiety, and ritual: deprivation and spirit possession among the Gurage of Ethiopia / William A. Shack ; Fast, feast, and flesh: the religious significance of food to medieval women / Caroline Walker Bynum ; The appetite as voice / Joan Jacobs Brumberg ; Conflict and deference / Marjorie Devault --
Food, body, and culture. An anthropological approach to the problem of obesity / Hortense Powdermaker ; Body image and self-awareness / Hilde Bruch ; Anorexia nervosa: psychopathology as the crystallization of culture / Susan Bordo ; Que gordita / Emily Massara ; The sweetness of fat: health, procreation, and socialability in rural Jamaica / Elisa J. Sobo ; Soul, black women, and food / Marvalene H. Hughes --
The political economy of food: commodification and scarcity. Bread as world: food habits and social relations in modernizing Sardinia / Carole Counihan ; Japanese mothers and obentōs: the lunch box as ideological state apparatus / Anne Allison. On the civilizing of appetite / Stephen Mennell ; Industrial food: towards the development of world cuisine / Jack Goody ; Time, sugar, and sweetness / Sidney W. Mintz ; The politics of breastfeeding: an advocacy perspective / Penny Van Esterik ; Hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in the contemporary United States: some observations on their social and cultural context / Janet M. Fitchen ; Beyond the myths of hunger / Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins.
Responsibility: edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik.
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The articles presented in this text explore the social, symbolic and political-economic role of food in diverse cultures including the practices of giving, receiving and refusing food and the  Read more...

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