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Food and culture : a reader / edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
2nd ed. - New York : Routledge, 2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiii, 608 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Note:
Previous ed.: 1997.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publisher's Summary:
Food touches everything important to people: it marks social difference and strengthens social bonds. Common to all peoples, it can signify very different things from table to table. "Food and Culture" takes a global look at the social, symbolic, and political-economic role of food. The stellar contributors to this reader examine some of the meanings of food and eating across cultures, with particular attention to how men and women define themselves differently through their foodways. Crossing many subjects, this innovative, first-of-its-kind in the field includes the perspectives of anthropology, history, psychology, philosophy, politics, and sociology. This is the classic text in the field, updated for the first time in a decade, and hailed as the "bible" in the field. This is a "must" use for any course on the anthropology or sociology of food.
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Contributor:
Counihan, Carole, 1948-
Van Esterik, Penny.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0415977770
9780415977777
0415977762
9780415977760

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