Changing Food Habits: Case Studies from Africa, South America and Europe

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Carola Lentz
Taylor & Francis, 1999 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
 

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Contents

Cassava The Lazy Mans Food? Indigenous
43
Changing Patterns of Food Consumption
91
Refusal and Acceptance
111
Consumption
135
Alcohol Consumption between Community Ritual
155
Grain Nutrition
181
and Nutritional Science During the Second World
211
Food and Consumption
243
Doner Kcbap and the Social
263
Index
285
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