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The Resource Food and culture : a reader, edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik

Food and culture : a reader, edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik

Label
Food and culture : a reader
Title
Food and culture
Title remainder
a reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description "http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0651/96046430-d.html" Food touches everything important to people: it marks social differences and strengthens social bonds. Common to all peoples, yet it can signify very different things from table to table. Food and Culture takes a global look at the social, symbolic and political-economic role of food. The stellar contributors to this reader examine some of the meanings of food and eating across cultures, with particular attention to how men and women define themselves differently through their foodways. Articles reveal how food habits and beliefs both present a microcosm of any culture and also contribute to our understanding of human behavior. Crossing many disciplinary boundaries, this reader includes the perspectives of anthropology, history, psychology, philosophy, and sociology. The reader starts out by illustrating food's ability to convey symbolic meaning and communicates about a wide range of subjects. Next, the articles draw attention to how the practices of giving, receiving and refusing food initiate, solidify or rupture social bonds. Essays exploring the relation between body image, eating and sexuality in different societies give particular attention to the special and contradictory relation between women and food. Also demonstrated is the relation between the commodification of food, food industries, political power and colonial dominance. Contributors include: Roland Barthes, Susan Bordo, Carolyn Walker Bynum, M.F.K. Fisher, Anna Freud, Jack Goody, Claude Levi-Strauss, Margaret Mead, and Elisa J. Sobo
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
394.1
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2850
LC item number
.F64 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Counihan, Carole
  • Van Esterik, Penny
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  • Food
  • Food habits
Label
Food and culture : a reader, edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Margaret Mead
  • Toward a psychosociology of contemporary food consumption
  • Roland Barthes
  • The culinary triangle
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Deciphering a meal
  • Mary Douglas
  • The semiotics of food in the Bible
  • Jean Soler
  • The abominable pig
  • Foreword from The gastronomical me
  • Marvin Harris
  • Traditional medical values of food
  • E.N. Anderson
  • Commensality and fasting: giving, receiving, and refusing food.
  • Food as a cultural construction
  • Anna Meigs
  • The psychoanalyic study of infantile feeding disturbances
  • Anna Freud
  • Nutritional processes and personality development among the Gurage of Ethiopia
  • Dorothy N. Shack
  • M.F.K. Fisher
  • Introduction
  • Carole Counihan
  • and
  • Penny Van Esterik
  • Food, meaning, and voice.
  • The changing significance of food
  • Food, body, and culture.
  • An anthropological approach to the problem of obesity
  • Hortense Powdermaker
  • Body image and self-awareness
  • Hilde Bruch
  • Anorexia nervosa: psychopathology as the crystallization of culture
  • Susan Bordo
  • Que gordita
  • Emily Massara
  • The sweetness of fat: health, procreation, and socialability in rural Jamaica
  • Hunger, anxiety, and ritual: deprivation and spirit possession among the Gurage of Ethiopia
  • Elisa J. Sobo
  • Soul, black women, and food
  • Marvalene H. Hughes
  • The political economy of food: commodification and scarcity.
  • Bread as world: food habits and social relations in modernizing Sardinia
  • Carole Counihan
  • Japanese mothers and obentōs: the lunch box as ideological state apparatus
  • Anne Allison
  • William A. Shack
  • Fast, feast, and flesh: the religious significance of food to medieval women
  • Caroline Walker Bynum
  • The appetite as voice
  • Joan Jacobs Brumberg
  • Conflict and deference
  • Marjorie Devault
  • Hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in the contemporary United States: some observations on their social and cultural context
  • Janet M. Fitchen
  • Beyond the myths of hunger
  • Frances Moore Lappé
  • and
  • Joseph Collins
  • On the civilizing of appetite
  • Stephen Mennell
  • Industrial food: towards the development of world cuisine
  • Jack Goody
  • Time, sugar, and sweetness
  • Sidney W. Mintz
  • The politics of breastfeeding: an advocacy perspective
  • Penny Van Esterik
Control code
35770932
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780415917094
Lccn
96046430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Food and culture : a reader, edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Margaret Mead
  • Toward a psychosociology of contemporary food consumption
  • Roland Barthes
  • The culinary triangle
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Deciphering a meal
  • Mary Douglas
  • The semiotics of food in the Bible
  • Jean Soler
  • The abominable pig
  • Foreword from The gastronomical me
  • Marvin Harris
  • Traditional medical values of food
  • E.N. Anderson
  • Commensality and fasting: giving, receiving, and refusing food.
  • Food as a cultural construction
  • Anna Meigs
  • The psychoanalyic study of infantile feeding disturbances
  • Anna Freud
  • Nutritional processes and personality development among the Gurage of Ethiopia
  • Dorothy N. Shack
  • M.F.K. Fisher
  • Introduction
  • Carole Counihan
  • and
  • Penny Van Esterik
  • Food, meaning, and voice.
  • The changing significance of food
  • Food, body, and culture.
  • An anthropological approach to the problem of obesity
  • Hortense Powdermaker
  • Body image and self-awareness
  • Hilde Bruch
  • Anorexia nervosa: psychopathology as the crystallization of culture
  • Susan Bordo
  • Que gordita
  • Emily Massara
  • The sweetness of fat: health, procreation, and socialability in rural Jamaica
  • Hunger, anxiety, and ritual: deprivation and spirit possession among the Gurage of Ethiopia
  • Elisa J. Sobo
  • Soul, black women, and food
  • Marvalene H. Hughes
  • The political economy of food: commodification and scarcity.
  • Bread as world: food habits and social relations in modernizing Sardinia
  • Carole Counihan
  • Japanese mothers and obentōs: the lunch box as ideological state apparatus
  • Anne Allison
  • William A. Shack
  • Fast, feast, and flesh: the religious significance of food to medieval women
  • Caroline Walker Bynum
  • The appetite as voice
  • Joan Jacobs Brumberg
  • Conflict and deference
  • Marjorie Devault
  • Hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in the contemporary United States: some observations on their social and cultural context
  • Janet M. Fitchen
  • Beyond the myths of hunger
  • Frances Moore Lappé
  • and
  • Joseph Collins
  • On the civilizing of appetite
  • Stephen Mennell
  • Industrial food: towards the development of world cuisine
  • Jack Goody
  • Time, sugar, and sweetness
  • Sidney W. Mintz
  • The politics of breastfeeding: an advocacy perspective
  • Penny Van Esterik
Control code
35770932
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780415917094
Lccn
96046430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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