Cheap Meat: Flap Food Nations in the Pacific Islands / Edition 1

Cheap Meat: Flap Food Nations in the Pacific Islands / Edition 1

by Deborah Gewertz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520260937

ISBN-13: 9780520260931

Pub. Date: 02/08/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

Cheap Meat follows the controversial trade in inexpensive fatty cuts of lamb or mutton, called "flaps," from the farms of New Zealand and Australia to their primary markets in the Pacific islands of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Fiji. In this engrossing story, Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington address the evolution of the meat trade itself along with the

Overview

Cheap Meat follows the controversial trade in inexpensive fatty cuts of lamb or mutton, called "flaps," from the farms of New Zealand and Australia to their primary markets in the Pacific islands of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Fiji. In this engrossing story, Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington address the evolution of the meat trade itself along with the changing practices of exchange in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520260931
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction What's Not on Our Plates 1

1 Thinking about Meat 12

2 Making Flaps 29

3 Trading Meat 53

4 Papua New Guinea's Flaps 72

5 Smiles and Shrugs, Worried Eyes and Sighs 96

6 Pacific Island Flaps 117

Conclusion One Supersize Does Not Fit All: Flap Versus Mac 148

Notes 167

References 193

Index 209

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