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The Resource Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya, (electronic resource)

Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya, (electronic resource)

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Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya
Title
Uncertain Tastes
Title remainder
Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social and material life. He shows that if Samburu reaction to the new foods is primarily negative-they are referred to disparagingly as "gray food" and "government food"--It is also deeply ambivalent. For example, the Samburu attribute a host of socia
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Holtzman, Jon
Dewey number
641.30089/965
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Samburu (African people)
  • Samburu (African people)
  • Samburu (African people)
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Food
  • Culture conflict
  • Social change
  • Samburu District (Kenya)
  • Samburu District (Kenya)
Label
Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART 1. ORIENTATIONS; 1. Memory, Ambivalence, and Food; 2. Food as Food; PART 2. WORLDS OF FOOD; 3. The Alimentary Structures of Samburu Life; 4. A Samburu Gastronomy; 5. The Calabash behind the Calabash behind the Calabash; PART 3. HISTORIES OF EATING; 6. Mixed Like a Pot of Gray Food; 7. In a Cup of Tea; 8. Turbid Brews; 9. Eating Shilings; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn609850084
Extent
1 online resource (297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520944824
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609850084
Label
Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART 1. ORIENTATIONS; 1. Memory, Ambivalence, and Food; 2. Food as Food; PART 2. WORLDS OF FOOD; 3. The Alimentary Structures of Samburu Life; 4. A Samburu Gastronomy; 5. The Calabash behind the Calabash behind the Calabash; PART 3. HISTORIES OF EATING; 6. Mixed Like a Pot of Gray Food; 7. In a Cup of Tea; 8. Turbid Brews; 9. Eating Shilings; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn609850084
Extent
1 online resource (297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520944824
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609850084

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