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Food and Culture: A Reader, 2nd Edition

Food and Culture: A Reader, 2nd Edition
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415977777
ISBN 10: 415977770
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2007-12-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 624
List Price: $72.95

Food touches everything important to people: it marks social difference and strengthens social bonds. Common to all people, 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. Crossing many subjects, this innovative, first-of-its-kind in the field includes the perspectives of anthropology, history, psychology, philosophy, politics, and sociology. This is the classic text in the field, updated for the first time in a decade, and hailed as the "bible" in the field. A must use for any course on the anthropology or sociology of food. This book comes with a companion website, which you can visit at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415977777