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Rice as self : Japanese identities through time

Author: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1995.
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Are we what we eat? What does food reveal about how we live and how we think of ourselves in relation to others? And why do people have a strong attachment to their own cuisine and an aversion to the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
ISBN: 0691021104 9780691021102
OCLC Number: 801330187
Awards: Commended for Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Sociology and Anthropology 1993 (United States)
Description: XI, 184 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Frontmatter, pg. iContents, pg. viiAcknowledgments, pg. ixA Note to the Reader, pg. xiiOne. Food as a Metaphor of Self: An Exercise in Historical Anthropology, pg. 1Two. Rice and Rice Agriculture Today, pg. 12Three. Rice as a Staple Food?, pg. 30Four. Rice in Cosmogony and Cosmology CLEARLY,, pg. 44Five. Rice as Wealth, Power, and Aesthetics, pg. 63Six. Rice as Self, Rice Paddies as Our Land, pg. 81Seven. Rice in the Discourse of Selves and Others, pg. 99Eight. Foods as Selves and Others in Cross-cultural Perspective, pg. 114Nine. Symbolic Practice through Time: Self, Ethnicity, and Nationalism, pg. 127Notes, pg. 137References Cited, pg. 149Index, pg. 171
Responsibility: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.


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