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Anthropology à la carte : the evolution and diversity of human diet

Author: Lynne A Schepartz
Publisher: [San Diego, California] : Cognella, academic Publishing, 2013. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second revised editionView all editions and formats
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"Examines the ways that anthropologists write and think about food in the past, the present, and across cultures. Starting with the archaeological record for early foraging diets, the readings address the changes that food production has contributed to modern human cultural and biological diversity. Selected topics include the unique nature of the human diet and food systems, issues in the collection of dietary and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne A Schepartz
ISBN: 9781621317968 162131796X
OCLC Number: 905369977
Description: 555 pagina's : illustraties ; 25 cm
Responsibility: edited by Lynne A. Schepartz.

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"Examines the ways that anthropologists write and think about food in the past, the present, and across cultures. Starting with the archaeological record for early foraging diets, the readings address the changes that food production has contributed to modern human cultural and biological diversity. Selected topics include the unique nature of the human diet and food systems, issues in the collection of dietary and nutritional information, dietary change in traditional and industrialized societies, adaptations to food scarcity and overabundance, diet and health, symbolic approaches to food systems, food and power, the role of food in the construction of individual, class and societal identities, and the future of food."

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