Eating Culture

An Anthropological Guide to Food


Author: Gillian Crowther

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604654

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 2383

"Humans have an appetite for food, and anthropology - as the study of human beings, their culture, and society - has an interest in the role of food. From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, Eating Culture is a highly engaging overview that illustrates the important role that anthropology and anthropologists have played in understanding food. Organized around the sometimes elusive concept of cuisine and the public discourse - on gastronomy, nutrition, sustainability, and culinary skills - that surrounds it, this practical guide to anthropological method and theory brings order and insight to our changing relationship with food."--pub. desc.

Eating Culture

An Anthropological Guide to Food, Second Edition


Author: Gillian Crowther

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487593295

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 7869

From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, Eating Culture is a highly engaging overview that illustrates the important role that anthropology and anthropologists have played in understanding food, as well as the key role that food plays in the study of culture. The new edition, now with a full-color interior, introduces discussions about nomadism, commercializing food, food security, and ethical consumption, including treatment of animals and the long-term environmental and health consequences of meat consumption. "Grist to the Mill" sections at the end of each chapter provide further readings and "Food for Thought" case studies and exercises help to highlight anthropological methods and approaches. By considering the concept of cuisine and public discourse, this practical guide brings order and insight to our changing relationship with food.

Do You Know What to Eat?


Author: Kathlyn Gay

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766069877

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9553

Eating right is one of the most important things a person can do. A proper diet can boost your energy, your creativity, and your focus. But eating the wrong foods, overeating, or not eating enough can be a problem. This book explains nutrition and the best ways to get it, helping readers understand that food is more than just an everyday meal.

Food Wars

The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets


Author: Tim Lang,Michael Heasman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317623134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 8789

In the years since publication of the first edition of Food Wars much has happened in the world of food policy. This new edition brings these developments fully up to date within the original analytical framework of competing paradigms or worldviews shaping the direction and decision-making within food politics and policy. The key theme of the importance of integrating human and environmental health has become even more pressing. In the first edition the authors set out and brought together the different strands of emerging agendas and competing narratives. The second edition retains the same core structure and includes updated examples, case studies and the new issues which show how these conflicting tendencies have played out in practice over recent years and what this tells us about the way the global food system is heading. Examples of key issues given increased attention include: nutrition, including the global rise in obesity, as well as chronic conditions, hunger and under-nutrition the environment, particularly the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, water stress and food security food industry concentration and market power volatility and uncertainty over food prices and policy responses tensions over food, democracy and citizenship social and cultural aspects impacting food and nutrition policies.

A Banqueter's Guide to the All-Night Soup Kitchen of the Kingdom of God


Author: Patrick T. McCormick

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814629550

Category: Religion

Page: 147

View: 6451

When Jesus spoke at the tale he provided instructions for his disciples to follow. A Banqueter's Guide to the al-Night Soup Kitchen of the Kingdom of God views those teachings as a set of guidelines for us to follow in al areas of life. Through the study of metaphors commonly used to describe the Eucharist, this book connects the Eucharist and Jesus' words and actions with current issues in society. Each chapter defines a metaphor associated with the Eucharist and explores its moral, social, and ethical implications. Readers will become more aware of the need for social justice as they identify with the parables and guidance of Jesus. Chapters are: Take and Eat," *Breaking Bread, - *This is My Body, - and *An Unbloody Sacrifice. - Patrick T. McCormick, STP, is associate professor of Christian ethics at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington. "

Food Culture in Germany


Author: Ursula Heinzelmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313344949

Category: Cooking

Page: 198

View: 603

Up to date and thorough, this is destined to be a classic overview of Germany's revived and invigorated food culture.

Food Culture in China


Author: Jacqueline M. Newman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313325816

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 4633

Presents an overview of the role of cuisine in Chinese culture, including a food history, ingredients, cooking techniques, regional differences, food for celebrations, and the role of diet in Chinese medicine.


Ethnographic Encounters


Author: Leo Coleman

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847889077

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 5459

Food preparation, consumption, and exchange are eminently social practices, and experiencing another cuisine often provides our first encounter with a different culture. This volume presents fascinating essays about cooking, eating, and sharing food, by anthropologists working in many parts of the world, exploring what they learned by eating with others. These are accounts of specific experiences - of cooking in Mombasa, shopping for organic produce in Vienna, eating vegetarian in Vietnam, raising and selling chickens in Hong Kong, and of refugees subsisting on food aid. With a special focus on the experience and challenge of ethnographic fieldwork, the essays cover a wide range of topics in food studies and anthropology, including food safety and food security, cultural diversity and globalization, colonial histories and contemporary identities, and changing ecological, social, and political relations across cultures. Food: Ethnographic Encounters offers readers a broad view of the vibrancy of local and global food cultures, and provides an accessible introduction to both food studies and contemporary ethnography.

Food Culture in South America


Author: José Rafael Lovera

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327520

Category: Cooking

Page: 184

View: 2481

Presents the food habits and cooking of South and Central America.