Consumption and Public Life

Food Consumption in Global Perspective

Essays in the Anthropology of Food in Honour of Jack Goody

Editors: Klein, J., Murcott, A. (Eds.)

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With studies of China, India, West Africa, South America and Europe, this book provides a global perspective on food consumption in the modern world. Combing ethnographic, historical and comparative analyses, the volume celebrates the contributions of Jack Goody to the anthropology of food.

About the authors

Emma-Jayne Abbots, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK Gracia Clark, Indiana University, USA Stephen Mennell, University College Dublin, Ireland Johan Pottier, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK Françoise Sabban, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France José Manuel Sobral, University of Lisbon, Portugal James Staples, Brunel University, UK James L. Watson, Harvard University, USA Sami Zubaida, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction:

    Klein, Jakob A.

    Pages 1-24

  • Meat: A Cultural Biography in (South) China

    Watson, James L.

    Pages 25-44

  • From Fasting to Fast Food in Kumasi, Ghana

    Clark, Gracia

    Pages 45-64

  • Civilizing Tastes: From Caste to Class in South Indian Foodways

    Staples, James

    Pages 65-86

  • The Fast and the Fusion: Class, Colonialism and the Remaking of

    Abbots, Emma-Jayne

    Pages 87-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Consumption in Global Perspective
Book Subtitle
Essays in the Anthropology of Food in Honour of Jack Goody
Editors
  • J. Klein
  • A. Murcott
Series Title
Consumption and Public Life
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32641-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137326416
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32640-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45974-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 230
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