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Eating Culture Gillian Crowther

Eating Culture By Gillian Crowther

Eating Culture by Gillian Crowther


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Eating Culture is a highly engaging overview that illustrates the important role that anthropology and anthropologists have played in understanding food.

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Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food by Gillian Crowther

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.

Eating Culture Reviews

Eating Culture is a useful classroom tool. It offers an in-depth look at the many facets of preparing and consuming food in a variety of context and does a good job at highlighting what different people consider(ed) edible and the proper ways to consume food in different cultures and historical times. It covers diverse cultural contexts and it avoids a Western-centric focus, giving ample space to different aboriginal, Latin American, Asian, and migrant community food cultures. -- Food, Culture & Society Gillian Crowther's Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food is a great introductory read for students (or anyone) interested in thinking about how and why we do food in modern societies. -- Cuizine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures It is written in a clear and comprehensible manner for those interested in food studies, not only from an anthropological perspective, but also encompassing the stance of social sciences, and is much more than a mere introduction or textbook. The author reveals personal involvement in the way her own research is incorporated into the text, and the theory is creatively interwoven with an ethnographic approach. -- Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

About Gillian Crowther

Gillian Crowther is Professor of Anthropology at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations List of Tables and Diagrams Acknowledgments Introduction: Setting the Anthropological Table Part One: Edibility 1. Omnivorousness: Defining Food Part Two: Ingredients 2. Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production 3. Mobile Ingredients: Global Food Production Part Three: Cooking 4. Cooks and Kitchens 5. Recipes and Dishes Part Four: Eating 6. Eating-In: Commensality and Gastro-politics 7. Eating-Out and Gastronomy Part Five: Digesting 8. Gastro-anomie: Global Indigestion? 9. Local Digestion: Making the Global at Home Epilogue: Leftovers to Takeaway Glossary Bibliography Index

Additional information

CIN1442604654G
9781442604650
1442604654
Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food by Gillian Crowther
Used - Good
Paperback
University of Toronto Press
20130926
360
N/A
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