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Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture

 
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"Everyone Eats is anthropology at its best, an exceptional blend of biological and cultural explanation that reveals our relationship with food and eating. Anderson's personal ethnographic experience as a nutritional anthropologist among cultures from around the world will leave the reader with a sense of wonderment about the fundamental human act of eating. Throughout the book Anderson develops a deep social conscience about the problems of over--and under-nutrition--that face the world today."
ЧBarrett P. Brenton, Associate Editor of The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

"Although intended for the general public and not as a textbook, this book is recommended for higher education, especially advanced courses."
ЧCHOICE, highly recommended


Contents

Introduction: Everyone Eats

1 Obligatory Omnivores
2 Human Nutritional Needs
3 More Needs Than One
4 The Senses: Taste, Smell, and the Adapted Mind
5 Basics: Environment and Economy
6 Food as Pleasure
7 Food Classification and Communication
8 Me, Myself, and the Others: Food as Social Marker
9 Food and Traditional Medicine
10 Food and Religion
11 Change
12 Foods and Borders: Ethnicities, Cuisines, and Boundary Crossings
13 Feeding the World

Appendix: Explaining It All:
Nutritional Anthropology and Food Scholarship



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