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The Anthropology of Food and Body
Gender, Meaning and Power

ISBN 9780415921930
Published July 20, 1999 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

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.



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).


"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