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The Resource The social archaeology of food : thinking about eating from prehistory to the present, Christine A. Hastorf, University of California, Berkeley

The social archaeology of food : thinking about eating from prehistory to the present, Christine A. Hastorf, University of California, Berkeley

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The social archaeology of food : thinking about eating from prehistory to the present
Title
The social archaeology of food
Title remainder
thinking about eating from prehistory to the present
Statement of responsibility
Christine A. Hastorf, University of California, Berkeley
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Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a global perspective on the role food has played in shaping human societies, through both individual and collective identities. It integrates ethnographic and archaeological case studies from the European and Near Eastern Neolithic, Han China, ancient Cahokia, Classic Maya, the Inka and many other periods and regions, to ask how the meal in particular has acted as a social agent in the formation of society, economy, culture and identity. Drawing on a range of social theorists, Hastorf provides a theoretical toolkit essential for any archaeologist interested in foodways. Studying the social life of food, this book engages with taste, practice, the meal and the body to discuss power, identity, gender and meaning that creates our world as it created past societies
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1950-
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Hastorf, Christine Ann
Dewey number
394.1/200901
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Food habits
  • Diet
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Social archaeology
  • Ethnology
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The social archaeology of food : thinking about eating from prehistory to the present, Christine A. Hastorf, University of California, Berkeley
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Contents
Introduction : The Social Life of Food -- Part I. Laying the Groundwork -- Framing Food Investigation -- The Practices of a Meal in Society -- Part II. Current Food Studies in Archaeology -- The Archaeological Study of Food Activities -- Food Economics -- Food Politics : Power and Status -- Part III. Food and Identity : The Potentials of Food Archaeology -- Food in the Construction of Group Identity -- The Creation of Personal Identity : Food, Body and Personhood -- Food Creates Society
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CR9781316597590
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1 online resource (xviii, 400 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781316597590
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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CR9781316597590
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The social archaeology of food : thinking about eating from prehistory to the present, Christine A. Hastorf, University of California, Berkeley
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 31 Jan 2017)
Contents
Introduction : The Social Life of Food -- Part I. Laying the Groundwork -- Framing Food Investigation -- The Practices of a Meal in Society -- Part II. Current Food Studies in Archaeology -- The Archaeological Study of Food Activities -- Food Economics -- Food Politics : Power and Status -- Part III. Food and Identity : The Potentials of Food Archaeology -- Food in the Construction of Group Identity -- The Creation of Personal Identity : Food, Body and Personhood -- Food Creates Society
Control code
CR9781316597590
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316597590
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316597590

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