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The Anthropology of Food and Body

Gender, Meaning and Power

By Carole M. Counihan

Routledge – 1999 – 264 pages

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    978-0-415-92193-0
    July 19th 1999
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    978-0-415-92192-3
    July 19th 1999
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Description

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.

Reviews

"The Anthropology of Food and Bodyoffers a bountiful, textured collection of essays, some previously published, some part of the author's ongoing work, some written expressly for this volume." -- Gastronomica

"This collection…should be of special interest to readers in women's studies, gender studies, and foods-and nutrition studies…All levels." -- Choice

Author Bio

Carole M. Counihan is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies at Millersville University. She is co-editor of Food and Culture (Routledge, 1997), and of Food and Gender: Identity and Power (1998).

Related Subjects

  1. Anthropology - Soc Sci

Name: The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning and Power (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Carole M. Counihan. 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...
Categories: Anthropology - Soc Sci