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As an anthropologist, I also subscribe to the cultural relativism of food tastes: food
habits are not to be ridiculed or condemned simply because they are different.
But that still leaves much to dispute and ponder. Why are human foodways so ...
In a Malayan fishing village called Ru Mada, anthropologist Christine Wilson
asked fifty women to tell her what kinds of foods they would and would not eat
after childbirth. The women said they must abstain from all fruits except bananas
Glubb, Sir John. 1964. Great Arab Conquests. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice
Hall. Good, Kenneth. 1982. "Limiting Factors in Amazonian Ecology." Paper read
at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington,
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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