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The anthropology of food and body : gender, meaning, and power

Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the way we understand our bodies, our genders, and ourselves through food. The author uses a cross-cultural approach to the study of food, in order to ask compelling questions about eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, bodily changes in reproduction and gender differences.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Counihan
ISBN: 0415921929 9780415921923 9780415921930 0415921937
OCLC Number: 40251739
Description: viii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Food, Culture, and Gender --
2. Bread as World: Food Habits and Social Relations in Modernizing Sardinia --
3. Food, Power, and Female: Identity in Contemporary Florence --
4. Food, Sex, and Reproduction: Penetration of Gender Boundaries --
5. What Does It Mean to Be Fat, Thin, and Female? A Review Essay --
6. An Anthropological View of Western Women's Prodigious Fasting: A Review Essay --
7. Food Rules in the United States: Individualism, Control, and Hierarchy --
8. Fantasy Food: Gender and Food Symbolism in Preschool Children's Made-Up Stories --
9. Food as Tie and Rupture: Negotiating Intimacy and Autonomy in the Florentine Family --
10. The Body as Voice of Desire and Connection in Florence, Italy --
11. Body and Power in Women's Experiences of Reproduction in the United States.
Responsibility: Carole M. Counihan.

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The Anthropology of Food and Body explores the way that making, eating and thinking about food reveal culturally determined gender-power relations in diverse societies.  Read more...

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