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Methodological and Definitional Issues in the Archaeology of Food

Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The methodological challenge of food archaeology All archaeologists recognize that methodological factors determine the validity of archaeological interpretations of ancient foodways. If an excavator has not practiced...

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Susanne Kerner

Since 2004, Susanne Kerner has been Lektor (Associate Professor) in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Carsten-Niebuhr-Section (TORS) in Copenhagen, Denmark (head of section 2005-2010); previously part-time lecturer at Free University in Berlin and several short-term contracts (analysis of archaeological material and field-directorship) for the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). Dr.phil (Craft specialisation and social organisation in the Southern Levant) in 1998 at Freie Universität Berlin. From 1990-1995 director at the German Protestant Institute for Archaeology and History in Amman (Jordan); 1988-1990 assistant director at the same institution. Since 1990 director or co-director of over 10 excavations and survey seasons in Jordan (e.g. “The Desert and the Sown in Northern Jordan (DSNJ)”, Umm Qais, Abu Snesleh).Numerous lectures at international conferences, organisation of exhibitions and conferences (e.g. “Food and Identity” in Copenhagen [with Cynthia Chou and Morten Warmind]; “Climate and Ancient Society” in Copenhagen, “Adaptation of Archaeological Methods in Near Eastern Archaeology” in Berlin). Research focus: social complexity, food and identity, theoretical archaeology, rituals. Teaching: courses on Prehistory and History of Near Eastern Archaeology, Social Organisation, Food, Ritual, Commensality, Gender at undergraduate and graduate level. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cynthia Chou

Cynthia Chou, Associate Professor with Special Qualifications (Lektor msk), social anthropologist, Head of Southeast Asian Studies, KU-ToRS. She is internationally known for her pioneering study of the life and lifestyles, as well as identity and change, of the indigenous Malays in Southeast Asia. She single-handedly built the Malay maritime life collection for the Singapore National Museum and has published highly cited books in this area which are used by several universities as textbooks. At KU, she initiated and directed several innovative programs of co-operation, both in research and education, with leading international institutions for which she has won various international prizes. Courses that she has been teaching at the University of Copenhagen include “The Anthropology of Food and Eating in Southeast Asia,” “Modernisation and Development: The Human Landscape of Southeast Asia,” and “Introduction to Southeast Asia Culture.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Food and the consumption of food are very much a part of everyday discourse, and innumerable questions about them are discussed in public media, academic conversations, and over private dinners. A main concern in many of these discussions...

Coprophagia as Class and Consumerism in the Human Centipede Films

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Along with its two sequels, the 2009 Tom Six film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) has gained widespread notoriety as a viscerally repulsive film of the body-horror subgenre. It has even been widely parodied, from the 2011 South Park...

Symbol, Community and Vegetarianism

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...In our contemporary context, discussion of vegetarianism is overwhelmingly conducted in terms of the intrinsic rights of animals and the potential harm done to them by modern methods of food production. For a recent powerful...

Eat, Kill, ߪ Love? Courtship, Cannibalism, and Consumption in Hannibal

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In the preface to their seminal volume Foodways and Eating Habits (1983), Michael Owen Jones, Bruce B. Giuliano, and Roberta Krell stress that food and the rituals of eating reflect the “perceptions of the natural and social environment...

Foodscapes

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Differing from most of the food-words discussed in this volume, the term foodscape is one that has not worked its way into everyday vocabulary. Neither is it a very well-known concept in food studies research. Within those contexts where...

“You Are What Others Think You Eat”: Food, Identity, and Subjectivity in Zombie Protagonist Narratives

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Few figures have evolved to meet the American appetite for monsters like the zombies that shuffle across the cultural landscape. While the shambling undead might seem to be one-dimensional, there is far more depth to them than first meets...

Tasting, Feasting, Connecting, and Providing as Art Experience

Food and Museums

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Jennifer Rubell makes large-scale installations, performances, sculptures, and happenings. Across all of these mediums, her projects simultaneously exaggerate and break down norms that circumscribe the traditional viewing, experiencing...

Justifications for Foodways and the Study of Commensality

Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...I would like to thank Israel Haas for his invaluable advice and assistance in preparing this chapter. Any errors that remain should be credited to the author alone. In 1724, Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States...

All-Consuming Passions: Vampire Foodways in Contemporary Film and Television

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In Our Vampires, Ourselves, feminist literary critic Nina Auerbach proposes that the titular mythical creatures have maintained their popularity throughout Anglo-American history because each new vampire reflects the times in which...