Food and Culture A Reader

ISBN-10: 0415917107

ISBN-13: 9780415917100

Edition: 1997

Authors: Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik

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This reader reveals how food habits and beliefs both present a microcosm of any culture and contribute to our understanding of human behaviour. Particular attention is given to how men and women define themselves differently through food choices.
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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/5/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Food and Culture: A Reader
Revised Edition(
5/21/07) with "blurbs" Foreword from The Gastronomical Me
Introduction to the Second Edition
The Problem of Changing Food Habits, Margaret Mead Mead's early government work explores recommendations for changing American food habits and establishes the importance of food studies
Toward a Psychosociology of Contemporary Food Consumption, Roland Barthes French structuralists explain how food acts as a system of communication and provides a body of images that mark eating situations
The Culinary Triangle, Claude L�vi-Strauss This classic structuralist statement, often critiqued, shows how food preparation can be analyzed as a triangular semantic field, much like language
Deciphering a Meal, Mary Douglas Hebrew dietary laws are not irrational but rather precoded messages about purity, defilement, and holiness as wholeness
The Abominable Pig, Marvin Harris Materialists like Harris reject symbolic and structuralist explanations and explain food prohibitions based on economic and ecological utility
Nourishing Arts, Michel De Certeau and Luce Giard The "practice of everyday life" includes how French women constitute tradition as they carry out daily meal preparation
The Recipe, the Prescription, and the Experiment, Jack Goody Shopping lists, menus and recipes are among the earliest and most enduring evidence of written instructions for food use, reflecting significant advances in human knowledge
Time, Sugar, and Sweetness, Sidney Mintz Colonialism made high-statues sugar produced in the Caribbean into a working class staple
Anorexia Nervosa and Its Differential Diagnosis, Hilde Bruch Renowned eating disorder psychiatrist Bruch defines true anorexia nervosa as involving distorted body image, inaccurate perception of hunger, hyperactivity, and an overwhelming sense of ineffectiveness. Gender and Consumption
Fast, Feast, and Flesh: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women, Caroline Bynum Medieval women used food for personal religious expression, including giving food away, exuding foods from their bodies, and undertaking fasts to gain religious and cultural power
Appetite as Voice, Joan Jacobs Brumberg The origins of anorexia nervosa can be found in the nineteenth century fasting of Victorian girls, who used control of appetite as an important form of self-expression
Anorexia Nervosa: Psychopathology as the Crystallization of Culture, Susan Bordo Anorexia nervosa can be viewed as a culturally over-determined psychological disorder resulting from longstanding cultural ideologies related to mind-body dualism, control, and gender power
Feeding Hard Bodies: Food and Masculinities in Men's Fitness Magazines Fabio Parasecoli Men's fitness magazines define masculinity through discussions of food and body, increasingly involving men in the concerns about constructing corporeal perfection and regulating consumption to build muscle and strength
The Overcooked and the Underdone: Masculinities in Japanese Food Programming T.J.M. Holden Cooking shows featuring male chefs preponderate on Japanese television and propagate one-dimensional definitions of masculinity based on power, authority, and ownership of consumer commodities
Japanese Mothers and Obentos: The Lunch Box as Ideological State, Apparatus Anne Allison Japanese mothers, in preparing elaborate lunch boxes for their preschool children, reproduce state ideologies of power
Conflict and Deference, Marjorie DeVault In feeding others, women sometimes reproduce their own subordination by deferring to men's preferences and thus reinforce the "naturalness" of women's service and undermine progress toward reciprocal nurturance
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