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Llamas and Alpacas

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The llama (Lama glama) and alpaca (Lama pacos) are among the few domesticated ungulates whose most important function has not been that of providing food for the people who control them. The llama...

Social and Cultural Logics

Eduardo P. Archetti

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Eduardo P. Archetti was Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Valentina Napolitano

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Peter Worsley

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Guinea-pigs : Food, Symbol and Conflict of Knowledge in Ecuador

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...In Chapter 2 I discussed the concept of cultural and social complexity. The first refers to the quantity of information produced and circulated in a particular setting, in other words the knowledge that actors use to face the world...

Domestic Workers and Pollution in Brazil

Livia Barbosa

Livia Barbosa is Professor of Anthropology and Research Director at the Center of Advanced Studies of the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has written extensively on food trends and habits in Brazil. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...Brazilian middle-class families, like those in other South American countries, still enjoy the possibility of help with housework on a regular basis. This help comes predominantly in the form of live-in maids (empregada que dorme) or daily...

Conclusions

Jane Fajans

Jane Fajans is an Associate Professor at Cornell University, USA. She is the author of They Make Themselves: Work and Play among the Baining of Papua New Guinea and editor of Exchanging Products: Producing Exchange, Oceania Monograph 43. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brazilian Food : Race, Class and Identity in Regional Cuisines

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Brazil as a Nation Riding buses across Brazil, one sees the landscape outside the window often transforming dramatically. The houses and stores, roadside stands, and goods for sale all change form as the landscape and climate alter...

Soil Refusal: Thinking Earthly Matters as Radical Alterity

Manuel Tironi

Manuel Tironi is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking with Soils : Material Politics and Social Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...Introduction Olivia had been telling me about planting a magnolia tree for a while. She is an enthusiastic and skillful gardener and spends long hours among her plants. Every time I visit her, I return home with seeds, baby plants, lemons,...

Lupines: Europe and Andes

Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beans : A History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book chapter

...The lupine is the oddest rebel among beans. For those who have never encountered them, they break every rule known about bean cookery. To start with, they are poisonous. Their bitter alkaloids can affect the central nervous system, causing...

Introduction

Emma-Jayne Abbots

Emma-Jayne Abbots is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK and Research Associate at the SOAS Food Studies Centre, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Agency of Eating : Mediation, Food and the Body

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This book explores how eating, as an embodied experience, mediates and is mediated by the relationship between food’s matter and meaning. My first aim is to tease out how the human eating body, the material stuff of food, and cultural...

The Enchantments of Food in the Lower Amazon, Brazil

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

...Fieldworkers often struggle to find the most opportune time to visit their informants at home. When I was doing fieldwork on the floodplain of the Amazon River, I soon discovered that mid- to late afternoon was the best time for me to call...

Pará’s Amazonian Identity: Manioc Six Ways

Jane Fajans

Jane Fajans is an Associate Professor at Cornell University, USA. She is the author of They Make Themselves: Work and Play among the Baining of Papua New Guinea and editor of Exchanging Products: Producing Exchange, Oceania Monograph 43. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brazilian Food : Race, Class and Identity in Regional Cuisines

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...The Amazon’s famed biodiversity comes alive in the colorful sights and pungent scents of the aisles and stalls of the plentiful Amazonian markets. The array of fruits and vegetables, plants and fish, nuts and berries, all sourced from...

Beyond Rice Neutrality

Rice and Beans : A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Sorting beans borders on writing. The Structure of Rice and Beans The globalization of the economy and culture demands a new territorial approach to the study of food habits. National-level analyses are now insufficient...