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Consuming the inedible

Consuming the inedible
neglected dimensions of food choice

  • ISBN: 9781845456849
  • Editorial: Berghahn Books
  • Lugar de la edición: New York. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Colección: The anthropology of food and nutrition
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 242
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

Edited by Jeremy MacClancy, Jeya Henry and Helen Macbeth. Everyday, millions of people eat earth, clay, nasal mucus, and similar substances. Yet food practices like these are strikingly understudied in a sustained, interdisciplinary manner. This book aims to correct this neglect. Contributors, utilizing anthropological, nutritional, biochemical, psychological and health-related perspectives, examine in a rigorously comparative manner the consumption of foods conventionally regarded as inedible by most Westerners. This book is both timely and significant because nutritionists and health care professionals are seldom aware of anthropological information on these food practices, and vice versa. Ranging across diversity of disciplines Consuming the Inedible surveys scientific and local views about the consequences - biological, mineral, social or spiritual â## of these food practices, and probes to what extent we can generalize about them. Biographies: Jeremy M. MacClancy is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Anthropology Department, Oxford Brookes University. He is the author of Consuming Culture, and prize-winning investigator of Basque cuisine. Jeya Henry is Professor of Human Nutrition at the School of Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, and Visting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a board member of the UK Food Standards agency between 2000â##2003 and has published extensively on energy regulation and obesity. Helen Macbeth is Chair of ICAF (UK) and Honorary Research Fellow at the Anthropology Department, Oxford Brookes University.

Edited by Jeremy MacClancy, Jeya Henry and Helen Macbeth

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