The Anthropology of Food and Body

The Anthropology of Food and Body

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The Anthropology of Food and Body explores the way that making, eating, and thinking about food reveal culturally determined gender-power relations in diverse societies. This book brings feminist and anthropological theories to bear on these provocative issues and will interest anyone investigating the relationship between food, the body, and cultural notions of gender.The epidemic of AIDS has caused us to define mena#39;s bodies as vulnerable in new ways to disease and death. ... This is a slightly revised and updated version of an essay originally published in Food and Foodways, 1:77-94, 1985. ... Compulsive eating may be associated with bulimia and not result in obesity, for example, and obesity may result from factors other than ... disfunction, and amenorrhea (Bruch 1973; Bynum 1987; Bell 1985) a€” they appear to be effects rather than causes.

Title:The Anthropology of Food and Body
Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1999

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