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Food and the status quest : an interdisciplinary perspective

Author: Polly Wiessner; Wulf Schiefenhövel
Publisher: Providence [RI] : Berghahn Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together contributions from different disciplines to investigate, from ethological and anthropological perspectives, behaviour that appears to have biological roots such as the tendency to seek status through the medium of food.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Wiessner; Wulf Schiefenhövel
ISBN: 1571811230 9781571811233 1571818715 9781571818713 1571818731 9781571818737
OCLC Number: 45746217
Description: viii, 294 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Food, status, culture, and nature / Polly Weissner --
The ethological bases of status hierarchies / Barbara Hold-Cavell --
The evolution of nurturant dominance / Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt --
Dominance status, food sharing, and reproductive success in chimpanzees / William C. McGrew --
Food sharing and status in unprovisioned bonobos / Gottfried Hohmann & Barbara Fruth --
Systems of power : the function and evolution of social status / Karl Grammer --
Feasts and commensal politics in the political economy : food, power, and status in prehistoric Europe / Michael Dietler --
Feasting in prehistoric and traditional societies / Brian Hayden --
Food production and social status as documented in proto-cuneiform texts / Peter Damerow --
Leveling the hunter : constraints on the status quest in foraging societies / Polly Wiessner --
Food and the status quest in five African cultures / Igor de Garine --
Food, competition, and the status of food in New Guinea / Pierre Lemonnier --
Of harvests and hierarchies : securing staple food and social position in the Trobriand Islands / Wulf Schiefenhövel & Ingrid Bell-Krannhals --
Food and household status in Nepal / Catherine Panter-Brick --
Nutritional security and the status quest in developing countries / Rainer Gross & Günter Dresrüsse.
Responsibility: edited by Polly Wiessner and Wulf Schiefenhövel.

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