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Food chains : Eating, drinking, feeding - framing social relations


Food chains : Eating, drinking, feeding - framing social relations. Edited by: van Eeuwijk, Peter; Weichart, Gabriele (2007). Bordeaux: Anthropology of Food.

Abstract

This volume presents a series of articles on the pivotal role played by eating and drinking in the formation of social relationships in a variety of social and cultural contexts. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, they describe the everyday lives and festive mores of ordinary people in areas that range from the organisation of small households or daily snacks to the preparation of major feasts and lavish banquets. They explore the importance of rights and obligations and the different roles played by, on the one hand, pride and honour, pleasure and passion, and caring and sharing, and on the other, denial, greed and control. They reflect such dichotomies as private-public, nature-culture, tradition-modernity and local-global, also discussing gender roles, social differences, hierarchy and power and the meanings of breastfeeding and commensality. Other topics include the value of kinship and family, and the impact of medicalisation and commoditisation.

Abstract

This volume presents a series of articles on the pivotal role played by eating and drinking in the formation of social relationships in a variety of social and cultural contexts. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, they describe the everyday lives and festive mores of ordinary people in areas that range from the organisation of small households or daily snacks to the preparation of major feasts and lavish banquets. They explore the importance of rights and obligations and the different roles played by, on the one hand, pride and honour, pleasure and passion, and caring and sharing, and on the other, denial, greed and control. They reflect such dichotomies as private-public, nature-culture, tradition-modernity and local-global, also discussing gender roles, social differences, hierarchy and power and the meanings of breastfeeding and commensality. Other topics include the value of kinship and family, and the impact of medicalisation and commoditisation.

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Other titles:Les chaines alimentaires. Du boire et du manger ou comment se nourrissent les relations sociales
Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:790 Sports, games & entertainment
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:English
Date:December 2007
Deposited On:12 Jul 2018 13:22
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:26
Publisher:Anthropology of Food
Series Name:Anthropology of food
Volume:S3
ISSN:1609-9168
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://journals.openedition.org/aof/1732

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