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Adventures in eating : anthropological experiences in dining from around the world / edited by Helen R. Haines and Clare A. Sammells
Alternate Title Anthropological experiences in dining from around the world
Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GT2850 .A48 2010    AVAILABLE
Gift from Daniel Moerman and Claudine Farrand, 2012
Subject(s) Food habits
Food preferences
Dinners and dining
Physical Description xiv, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
NOTE Gift from Daniel Moerman and Claudine Farrand, 2012
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The importance of food and feasting around the world / Helen R. Haines and Clare A. Sammells -- Boiled eggs with chicks inside, or what commensality means / Robert Ivar Lohmann -- A rat by any other name: conflicting definitions of "dinner" in Belize, Central America / Helen R. Haines -- The delicacy of raising and eating guinea pig / David John Goldstein -- Termites tell the tale: globalization of an indigenous food system among Abaluyia of Western Kenya / Maria G. Cattell -- Ode to a Chuño: learning to love freeze-dried potatoes in highland Bolivia / Clare A. Sammells -- Durian: the king of fruits or an acquired taste? / Maxine E. McBrinn -- MSG and sugar: dilemmas and tribulations of a "native" ethnographer / Lidia Marte -- Eating incorrectly in Japan / James J. Aimers -- No heads, no feet, no monkeys, no dogs: the evolution of personal food taboos / Miriam S. Chaiken -- Buona forchetta: overeating in Italy / Rachel Black -- "No thanks, I don't eat meat": vegetarian adventures in beef-centric Argentina / Ariela Zycherman -- Eating with the Blackfeet: who's been eating whose food? / Susan L. Johnston -- Drinking Ethiopia / Ronald Reminick -- You are what you drink in Honduras / Joel Palka -- Epilogue: Edibles and ethnic boundaries, globalization and guinea pigs / Miriam S. Chaiken
Summary "Anthropologists training to do fieldwork in far-off, unfamiliar places prepare for significant challenges with regard to language, customs, and other cultural differences. However, like other travelers to unknown places, they are often unprepared to deal with the most basic and necessary requirement: food. Although there are many books on the anthropology of food, Adventures in Eating is the first intended to prepare students for the uncomfortable dining situations they may encounter over the course of their careers. Many cultures place significance on food and hospitality, and whether sago grubs, jungle rats, termites, or the pungent durian fruit are on the table, participating in the act of sharing food can establish relationships vital to anthropologists' research practices and knowledge of their host cultures. Using their own experiences with unfamiliar--and sometimes unappealing--food practices and customs, the contributors explore such eating moments and how these moments can produce new understandings of culture and the meaning of food beyond the immediate experience of eating it. They also address how personal eating experiences arid culinary dilemmas can shape the data and methodologies of the discipline."--From cover [p. 4]
Alternate Author Library donation, 2012
Haines, Helen R
Sammells, Clare A., 1973-

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