The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning, and Power

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Routledge, 1999 - Social Science - 256 pages
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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.

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Really interesting collection of essays on women and their relationship with food and the body, although a little outdated now Read full review

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a bit 90s in that postmodern, doesn't-stand-the-test-of-time sorta way. Read full review

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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).

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