Feasts, Fasts, Famine: Food for Thought

Feasts, Fasts, Famine: Food for Thought

by Pat Caplan, Gino Bedani, Patricia Caplan
     
 

This study deals with three domains of food which raise complex epistemological, political and moral issues. Through an examination of a wide range of material drawn from anthropology, history, literature and political economy, the author discusses the relationship between food and entitlement, gender, notions of the body and development. Food is shown to be a

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This study deals with three domains of food which raise complex epistemological, political and moral issues. Through an examination of a wide range of material drawn from anthropology, history, literature and political economy, the author discusses the relationship between food and entitlement, gender, notions of the body and development. Food is shown to be a powerful metaphor for our sense of self, our social and political relations, our cosmology and our global system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780854963843
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Berg Occasional Papers in Anthropology Series, #2
Pages:
35
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)

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