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...Introduction The psychology of food and culture is remarkably complex and is explored in this course through an interdisciplinary approach. As everything psychological is simultaneously biological, the role of evolutionary pressures...

Introduction: Invitation to the Feast

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Never-Ending Feast : The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...How is it that there is no wreath before the doors, no savour of cooking strikes the tip end of the projecting nose, though the feast of the Amphidromia is on? For then it is the custom to toast slices of cheese from the Chersonese, to boil...

Of Breasts and Beasts

Fabio Parasecoli

Fabio Parasecoli is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Food Studies at the New School in New York City. Among his publications are Food Culture in Italy and Bite Me: Food and Popular Culture (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bite Me : Food in Popular Culture

Berg, 2008

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...It is the very nature of this world that all things are devoured and time is a mouth as bloody as any other.Everything which is eaten is the food of powerImagine to find yourself traveling at the end of the universe, and to realize suddenly...

Foodie Books and Fantasies

Signe Rousseau

Signe Rousseau teaches critical literacy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a contributing author to The Business of Food: Encyclopaedia of the Food and Drink Industry; Food Cultures of the World; Icons of American Cooking; The Oxford Companion to Food, and A Cultural History of Food, Volume 6: The Modern Age (2011) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Media : Celebrity Chefs and the Politics of Everyday Interference

Berg, 2012

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...Communication: ‘The Object Thus Made Common’ When Elizabeth David published Mediterranean Food in post-war Britain in 1950, she ‘brought warmth, light and colour to a world blighted by shortage and rationing’, goes one description...

And at last, the farmers win

Massimo Montanari

Massimo Montanari is Professor of Medieval History and Food History at the University of Bologna, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Representing Italy Through Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Italian identity has been built—and imagined—over the centuries, starting with the cities. It was the cities that have been the distinctive element in the history of the country, in the political, economic, and cultural dimensions. Italy...

Frankenstein’s Vegetarian Monster

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of The Pornography of Meat, Living Among Meat Eaters, and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sexual Politics of Meat : A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Is it so heinous an offence against society, to respect in other animals that principal of life which they have received, no less than man himself, at the hand of Nature? O, mother of every living thing! O, thou eternal fountain...

Clara Sereni’s Casalinghitudine: Recipes for political history

Representing Italy Through Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Casalinghitudine is Clara Serini’s second novel, which she wrote thirteen years after writing Sigma Epsilon. Clara Sereni, Sigma Epsilon (Venice: Marsilio Editore, 1974). Clara Sereni, Casalinghitudine (Turin: Giulio Einaudi...

Yüan Mei

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 3 : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Yüan Mei (1715–1797) is beyond all question the most popular writer of modern times. At the early age of nine he was inspired with a deep love for poetry, and soon became an adept at the art. Graduating in 1739, he was shortly afterwards...

Inspector Montalbano a tavola: Food in Andrea Camilleri’s police fiction

Elgin K. Eckert

Elgin K. Eckert is Assistant Professor for Italian and Cultural Studies at The Umbra Institute, Italy Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Representing Italy Through Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Andrea Camilleri’s highly popular series of crime novels featuring inspector Salvo Montalbano, food is one of the recurring elements that readers come to know and depend on. Montalbano and the descriptions of food in the narrative appear...

Dismembered Texts, Dismembered Animals

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of The Pornography of Meat, Living Among Meat Eaters, and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sexual Politics of Meat : A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Documents originate among the powerful ones, the conquerors. History, therefore, is nothing but a compilation of the depositions made by assassins with respect to their victims and themselves.This I have consider’d: but tigers eat men...