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Eating culture : an anthropological guide to food

Author: Gillian Crowther
Publisher: North York, Ontario, Canada ; Tonawanda, New York, USA : University of Toronto Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, this highly engaging overview illustrates the important roles that anthropology and anthropologists play in understanding food and its key place in the study of culture. The new edition, now in full colour, introduces discussions about nomadism, commercializing food, food security, and ethical consumption, including treatment of animals and the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Crowther, Gillian, author.
Eating culture.:
Guelph, Ontario : University of Toronto Press, 2018.
(CaOONL)20189021349
Online version:
Crowther, Gillian.
Eating culture.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1041853396
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Crowther
ISBN: 1487593309 9781487593308 1487593295 9781487593292
OCLC Number: 1005109905
Description: xxxi, 358 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Setting the Anthropological Table --
Part One: Edibility --
1. Omnivorousness: Classifying Food --
Part Two: Ingredients --
2. Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production --
3. Mobile Ingredients: roots, routes, and realities of industrailized agriculture --
Part Three: Cooking --
4. Cooks and Kitchens --
5. Recipes and Dishes --
Part Four: Eating --
6. Eating-In: Commensality and Gastro-politics --
7. Eating-Out and Gastronomy --
Part Five: Digesting --
8. Global Indigestion: resetting the agenda for food security --
9. Local Digestion: Making the Global at Home --
Epilogue: Leftovers to Takeaway.
Responsibility: Gillian Crowther.

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