Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe: A Functional Study of Nutrition among the Southern Bantu / Edition 1

Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe: A Functional Study of Nutrition among the Southern Bantu / Edition 1

by Audrey I. Richards
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415330017

ISBN-13: 9780415330015

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The whole network of social institutions is examined which makes possible

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The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The whole network of social institutions is examined which makes possible the consumption, distribution, and production of food-eating customs, as well as the religion and magic of food-production.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415330015
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology and Ethnography
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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