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Food and the Status Quest : An Interdisciplinary Perspective / Edition 1
     

Food and the Status Quest : An Interdisciplinary Perspective / Edition 1

by Polly Wiessner, Wulf Schiefenhovel
 

ISBN-10: 1571818715

ISBN-13: 9781571818713

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

The use of food to negotiate status is found in all human societies. Here, for the first time, a single book brings together contributions from different disciplines to investigate, from ethological and anthropological perspectives, behavior that appears to have biological roots such as the tendency to seek status through the medium of food. It explores the limits

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The use of food to negotiate status is found in all human societies. Here, for the first time, a single book brings together contributions from different disciplines to investigate, from ethological and anthropological perspectives, behavior that appears to have biological roots such as the tendency to seek status through the medium of food. It explores the limits that our biological heritage places on cultural expressions of such behavior, as well as the multiplicity of ways in which biologically based tendencies can be transformed by culture. Finally, it addresses the impact of status-seeking on nutritional programs in developing countries.

Polly Wiessner and Wulf Schiefenhövel are Senior Research Fellows at the Forschungsstellefür Humanethologie, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571818713
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

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