Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture / Edition 1

Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture / Edition 1

by E. N. Anderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814704964

ISBN-13: 9780814704967

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

Everyone eats, but rarely do we ask why or investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat, resulting in a

Overview

Everyone eats, but rarely do we ask why or investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat, resulting in a unique cultural and biological approach to the topic. E. N. Anderson explains the economics of food in the globalization era, food's relationship to religion, medicine, and ethnicity as well as offers suggestions on how to end hunger, starvation, and malnutrition.

Everyone Eats feeds our need to understand human ecology by explaining the ways that cultures and political systems structure the edible environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814704967
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
295
Sales rank:
991,105
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Everyone Eats
1 Obligatory Omnivores
2 Human Nutritional Needs
3 More Needs Than One
4 The Senses: Taste, Smell, and the Adapted Mind
5 Basics: Environment and Economy
6 Food as Pleasure
7 Food Classification and Communication
8 Me, Myself, and the Others: Food as Social Marker
9 Food and Traditional Medicine
10 Food and Religion
11 Change
12 Foods and Borders: Ethnicities, Cuisines, and Boundary Crossings
13 Feeding the World
Appendix: Explaining It All: Nutritional Anthropology and Food Scholarship
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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