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The Anthropology of Food and Body

Gender, Meaning and Power, 1st Edition

By Carole M. Counihan


264 pages

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The Anthropology of Food and Body explores the way that making, eating, and thinking about food reveal culturally determined gender-power relations in diverse societies. This book brings feminist and anthropological theories to bear on these provocative issues and will interest anyone investigating the relationship between food, the body, and cultural notions of gender.


"The Anthropology of Food and Bodyoffers a bountiful, textured collection of essays, some previously published, some part of the author's ongoing work, some written expressly for this volume." -- Gastronomica

"This collection…should be of special interest to readers in women's studies, gender studies, and foods-and nutrition studies…All levels." -- Choice

About the Author

Carole M. Counihan is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies at Millersville University. She is co-editor of Food and Culture (Routledge, 1997), and of Food and Gender: Identity and Power (1998).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General