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Traditionally, after an interval of unknown duration, the women exhumed the
bones and cleaned them but did not eat any of the flesh. During the 1920s the
women changed this practice, possibly to compensate for a decline in the rations
nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women. To quote from a popular
textbook, "protein needs increase during pregnancy, yet repeatedly we have
found taboos, superstitions, and prohibitions that serve to eliminate or reduce
women and which I have alluded to in discussing the distribution of animal foods.
Perhaps they more accurately represent a mixture of self-exploitation by women
as well as exploitation of women by men. In line with this possibility, another ...
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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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