Feasts, Fasts, Famine
Food for Thought
By (author) Pat Caplan
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Feasts, Fasts, Famine by Pat Caplan
Book DescriptionThis study deals with three domains of food which raise complex epistemological, political and moral issues. Through an examination of a wide range of material drawn from anthropology, history, literature and political economy, the author discusses the relationship between food and entitlement, gender, notions of the body and development. Food is shown to be a powerful metaphor for our sense of self, our social and political relations, our cosmology and our global system.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780854963843
(216mm x 138mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pat Caplan
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Food, Health and Identity, Hardback (August 1997)
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Understanding Disputes, Paperback (April 1995)
Specialists from the field of the anthropology of law and disputing behaviour examine how people in a variety of social settings, ranging from Ireland to East Africa, deal with quarrels and seek to resolve or accommodate them.
Gendered Fields, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by Pat Caplan
Examines and explores the progress of feminist anthropology, the gendered nature of fieldwork itself, and the articulation of gender with other aspects of the persona of the ethnographer.
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Author Biography - Pat Caplan
Pat Caplan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
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