Researching Food Habits: Methods and Problems

Researching Food Habits: Methods and Problems

by Helen Macbeth, Jeremy MacClancy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571815457

ISBN-13: 9781571815453

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

The term 'Anthropology of Food' has become an accepted abbreviation for the study of anthropological perspectives on food, diet and nutrition, an increasingly important subdivision of anthropology that encompasses a rich variety of perspectives, academic approaches, theories, and methods. Its multi-disciplinary nature adds to its complexity. This is the first…  See more details below

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The term 'Anthropology of Food' has become an accepted abbreviation for the study of anthropological perspectives on food, diet and nutrition, an increasingly important subdivision of anthropology that encompasses a rich variety of perspectives, academic approaches, theories, and methods. Its multi-disciplinary nature adds to its complexity. This is the first publication to offer guidance for researchers working in this diverse and expanding field of anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571815453
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
List of Contributors
Introduction: How to do Anthropologies of Food1
1Anthropology of Food and Pluridisciplinarity15
2Definitions, Concepts and Methods in the Ethnobotany of Food Plants29
3Qualitative Research in the Anthropology of Food: A Comprehensive Qualitative/Quantitative Approach41
4'Tell me what you eat and you will tell me who you are': Methodological Notes on the Interaction between Researcher and Informants in the Anthropology of Food55
5Food, Identity, Identification63
6Doing it Wrong: Why Bother to do Imperfect Research?75
7Methods for Assessing Taste Abilities and Hedonic Responses in Human and Nonhuman Primates87
8Researching Food Preferences: Methods and Problems for Anthropologists101
9Dietary Intake Methods in the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition119
10Studying Food Intake Frequency: A Macrosurvey Technique for Anthropologists135
11The Concept of Energy Balance and the Quantification of Time Allocation and Energy Expenditure149
12Methods for Obtaining Quantitative Data on Food Habits in the First Half of the Twentieth Century161
13Reconstructing Diets for Compensation for Nuclear Testing in Rongelap, Marshall Islands169
14Food, Culture, Political and Economic Identity: Revitalising the Food-Systems Perspective in the Study of Food-based Identity181
Epilogue: Some Final Hints193
Glossary197
Index205

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