Nutritional Anthropology

Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition

Author: Darna L. Dufour,Alan H. Goodman,Gretel H. Pelto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199738144

Category: Social Science

Page: 532

View: 8988


Revised for the first time in ten years, the second edition of Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition continues to blend biological and cultural approaches to this dynamic discipline. While this revision maintains the format and philosophy that grounded the first edition, the text has been revamped and revitalized with new and updated readings, sections, introductions, and pedagogical materials that cover the current global food trade and persistent problems of hunger in equal measure. Unlike any other book on the market, Nutritional Anthropology fuses issues past and present, local and global, and biological and cultural in order to give students a comprehensive foundation in food and nutrition. NEW TO THIS EDITION - Seven original essays written specifically for this book - Completely revised sets of readings, section introductions, and pedagogical material - Maps showing the locations of case studies - A new section, Looking for Solutions," helps students solve issues relating to food and nutrition"

Nutritional Anthropology, Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 149702501X

Category: Education

Page: 74

View: 345


Facts101 is your complete guide to Nutritional Anthropology, Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition. In this book, you will learn topics such as WHY DO WE EAT WHAT WE EAT, TOOLITTLE AND TOO MUCH: NUTRITION IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD, plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306477548

Category: Social Science

Page: 1071

View: 6651


Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

Human Diet and Nutrition in Biocultural Perspective

Past Meets Present

Author: Tina Moffat,Tracy Prowse

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845459814

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 1378


There are not many areas that are more rooted in both the biological and social-cultural aspects of humankind than diet and nutrition. Throughout human history nutrition has been shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces, and in turn, access to food and nutrition has altered the course and direction of human societies. Using a biocultural approach, the contributors to this volume investigate the ways in which food is both an essential resource fundamental to human health and an expression of human culture and society. The chapters deal with aspects of diet and human nutrition through space and time and span prehistoric, historic, and contemporary societies spread over various geographical regions, including Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia to highlight how biology and culture are inextricably linked.

Applied Anthropology

Domains of Application

Author: Satish Kedia,John Van Willigen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275978419

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 2007


Two pioneers in the field of applied anthropology have compiled a groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology, which provides contributions from key figures of the anthropological world together in a single volume.

Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

Author: Ken Albala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136741666

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 593


Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into classes and formal degree programs focused on food. Introduced by the editor and including original articles by over thirty leading food scholars from around the world, the Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies offers students, scholars and all those interested in food-related research a one-stop, easy-to-use reference guide. Each article includes a brief history of food research within a discipline or on a particular topic, a discussion of research methodologies and ideological or theoretical positions, resources for research, including archives, grants and fellowship opportunities, as well as suggestions for further study. Each entry also explains the logistics of succeeding as a student and professional in food studies. This clear, direct Handbook will appeal to those hoping to start a career in academic food studies as well as those hoping to shift their research to a food-related project. Strongly interdisciplinary, this work will be of interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities.

Everyone Eats

Understanding Food and Culture

Author: E. N. Anderson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814704956

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 1923


Florence Nightingale (1820-1920) is famous as the heroine of the Crimean War and later as a campaigner for health care founded on a clean environment and good nursing. Though best known for her pioneering demonstration that disease rather than wounds killed most soldiers, she was also heavily allied to social reform movements and to feminist protest against the enforced idleness of middle-class women. This original edition provides bold new insights into Nightingale's beliefs and a new picture of the relationship between feminism and religion. Suggestions for Thought to the Searchers after Truth Among the Artisans of England (1860), which contains the novel Cassandra, is a central text in 19th-century history of feminist thought and is published here for the first time. Nightingale argues that work was the means by which every individual sought self-fulfillment and served God. She wrote influentially about the group most Victorians declared to be above work: unmarried, middle-class women.

Als die Wörter tanzen lernten

Ursprung und Gegenwart von Sprache

Author: Wolfgang Steinig

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag


Category: Communication and culture

Page: 456

View: 5644


Wie und warum entstand Sprache? Warum wurden WArter und Grammatik notwendig? Hat sich "der Aufwand gelohnt"? Welche Anpassungsvorteile brachte Sprache mit sich? In welcher Weise bedingen Sprache und Kulturevolution einander? Findet man in heutigen Sprachen Spuren, die auf ihren Ursprung schlieAen lassen? Warum scheitern wir im Alltag so oft an unseren Formulierungen? Warum hAren und sagen wir nicht das, was eigentlich gemeint war? - So viele Fragen, die sich jedem, der A1/4ber Sprache und Sprechen nachdenkt, stellen kAnnten, die aber bislang noch nicht befriedigend in einem schlA1/4ssigen Denkrahmen beantwortet wurden. Wolfgang Steinig macht sich daran, diesen und zahlreichen weiteren Fragen auf den Grund zu gehen und mit einer neuen Theorie zu beantworten - keiner grauen Theorie, sondern einer Sicht auf Sprache, die mit zahlreichen Beispielen aus dem heutigen Sprachleben illustriert ist. Seine facettenreiche - linguistisch-anthropologisch-biologisch-psychologische - Darstellung schlAgt einen weiten Bogen: von den anatomischen, soziobiologischen und Akologischen UrsprA1/4ngen von Sprache A1/4ber die Entwicklung der Schrift bis hin zu aktuellen pAdagogisch-didaktischen Aspekten wie Rechtschreibreform, Mehrsprachigkeit, Fremdsprachenerwerb und Medienkompetenz. Ein zentrales Element des mit Witz und Eleganz geschriebenen Buches ist die Anwendung des a žHandicap-Prinzipsa oe auf die menschliche Sprache. Diese Spur fA1/4hrt den Autor zu einer verblA1/4ffenden Annahme: Die Entwicklung des Tanzens in der frA1/4hen Menschheitsgeschichte hAngt unmittelbar mit der Evolution von Grammatik zusammen - die WArter mussten gewissermaAen das Tanzen lernen, um ihren Siegeszug als einzigartiges und hAchst variables Kommunikationsmittel anzutreten.

Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember,Robert D. Hoppa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130414663

Category: Archaeology

Page: 394

View: 1781


This comprehensive and scientific introduction to physical& anthropology& and archaeology is the only book to give& balanced treatment to both biological and cultural evolution and the interaction between them to help students understand what & humans are and were like and why they got to be that way.

The Wisdom of Menopause

Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change

Author: Christiane Northrup

Publisher: Bantam


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 589

View: 5095


An unconventional mind-body approach to women's health after menopause discusses the impact of hormonal changes, the myths and realities of menopause, and ways to prevent long-term health problems.

Seeing Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Through Film

Author: Karl G. Heider

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205389124

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 1473


Seeing Anthropology continues to be the only cultural anthropology text available that allows for easy integration of ethnographic films into the introductory cultural anthropology course. This text truly incorporates films within the text by blending textbook content with fourteen ethnographic film clips that are put in the hands of students. More flexible ordering options are available with the new edition (See New to this Edition section below). One reviewer says, The greatest strengths of this text are its unique and skillful use of film clips to enhance student learningI can think of no better way to extend student learning in anthropology than the use of films, and there is no one more qualified to select and present anthropological films than the author of this book.

Food, Medicine, and the Quest for Good Health

Nutrition, Medicine, and Culture

Author: Nancy N. Chen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508913

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 3612


What we eat, how we eat, where we eat, and when we eat are deeply embedded cultural practices. Eating is also related to how we medicate. The multimillion-dollar diet industry offers advice on how to eat for a better body and longer life, and avoiding harmful foods (or choosing healthy ones) is considered separate from consuming medicine another multimillion-dollar industry. In contrast, most traditional medical systems view food as inseparable from medicine and regard medicinal foods as the front line of healing. Drawing on medical texts and food therapy practices from around the world and throughout history, Nancy N. Chen locates old and new crossovers between food and medicine in different social and cultural contexts. The consumption of spices, sugar, and salt was once linked to specific healing properties, and trade in these commodities transformed not just the political economy of Europe, Asia, and the New World but local tastes and food practices as well. Today's technologies are rapidly changing traditional attitudes toward food, enabling the cultivation of new admixtures, such as nutraceuticals and genetically modified food, that link food to medicine in novel ways. Chen considers these developments against the evolving food regimes of the diet industry in order to build a framework for understanding diet as individual practice, social prescription, and political formation.

Introduction to Cultural Ecology

Author: Mark Q. Sutton,Eugene Newton Anderson

Publisher: Altamira Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 4437


This volume is geared toward students and instructors involved in cultural ecology, ecological anthropology, and/or human ecology. While covering basic concepts for beginners, this book also provides a thorough and sophisticated discussion of cultural ecology's history and theory using examples from throughout the world, both historical and contemporary.

Introducing Anthropology

An Integrated Approach

Author: Michael Alan Park

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072549232

Category: Anthropology

Page: 424

View: 6258


This concise introduction to anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique, integrated biocultural framework.