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ISBN: 1571818715
Author: Polly Wiessner
Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books (May 1, 1996)
Pages: 288
Category: Agricultural Sciences
Subcategory: Science
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Start by marking Food and the Status Quest: An Interdisciplinary Perspective as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Here, for the first time, a single book brings together contributions from different disciplines to investigate, from ethological and anthropological perspectives, behavior that appears to have biological roots such as the tendency to seek status through the medium of food. It explores the limits that our The use of food to negotiate status is found in all human societies. Books by Polly Wiessner. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Food and the Status Quest: An Interdisciplinary. Food and the Status Quest: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. By Polly Wiessner, Wulf Schiefenhövel. The use of food to enhance status has been the subject of excellent studies, many of which are discussed in this volume, but little has been done to put this topic into a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

Anthropology of food is a sub-discipline of anthropology that connects an ethnographic and historical perspective with contemporary social issues in food production and consumption systems.

As food anthropologists were becoming more attentive to history, a decidedly less formalistic concern with food .

As food anthropologists were becoming more attentive to history, a decidedly less formalistic concern with food symbols that had been brewing for a decade or more crystallized in Mary Weismantel’s (1988) Food, Gender, and Poverty in the Ecuadorian Andes and a number of other works (Kahn 1986; Munn 1986; Pollock 1985). Symposia organized by the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (ICAF) periodically address such seminal topics as the dynamics of food sharing, the development of food preferences, and the relationship between food and status.

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Here, for the first time, a single book brings together contributions from different disciplines to investigate, from ethological and anthropological perspectives, behavior that appears to have biological roots such as the tendency to seek status through the medium of food. It explores the limits that our biological heritage places on cultural expressions of such behavior, as well as the multiplicity of ways in which biologically based tendencies can be transformed by culture.

The use of food to negotiate status is found in all human societies. Part of the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Series).

Anthropology of Food & Nutrition. An Interdisciplinary Perspective. The use of food to negotiate status is found in all human societies.

Source for information on Anthropology and Food: Encyclopedia of Food and Culture . Status-Related Variation in Foodways in the Moundville Chiefdom. American Antiquity 60 (1995): 397–419.

Source for information on Anthropology and Food: Encyclopedia of Food and Culture dictionary. What distinguishes the anthropological study of food from that of other disciplines is its focus on food within a cultural and often cross-cultural context. Anthropologists study humans and human culture across space and evolutionary time; this includes the study of their own culture and social institutions. Subfields of the anthropological study of food include cultural, linguistic, biological, and archaeological anthropology. Archaeological Foodways.

I'll be teaching a new course on the anthropology of food and am trying to get up to speed with the literature. For those who work or teach in this area, are there any article that you think are "must-reads" that should be assigned in the class? The class with be an undergraduate course for both majors and non-majors.

The use of food to negotiate status is found in all human societies. Here, for the first time, a single book brings together contributions from different disciplines to investigate, from ethological and anthropological perspectives, behavior that appears to have biological roots such as the tendency to seek status through the medium of food. It explores the limits that our biological heritage places on cultural expressions of such behavior, as well as the multiplicity of ways in which biologically based tendencies can be transformed by culture. Finally, it addresses the impact of status-seeking on nutritional programs in developing countries.

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