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Guide to Further Reading

Leo Coleman

Leo Coleman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

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...Scholars from many disciplines research and write about food, in all its various transformations—from agricultural product to nutritional value, packaged commodity, delicacy or luxury good. The boundaries between these categories are,...

Introduction

Leo Coleman

Leo Coleman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

2

...Nobody, not even anthropologists or other researchers, can go without food, and it should be obvious that food is somehow part of any attempt to understand social life and relationships. After all, we eat whenever we get together...
...It was lunchtime, finally. I tore off a hunk of soft bread from the triangular portion of the household’s round loaf, which was placed in front of me at the low wooden table. The communal dish of turnip and potato t.ājīn, the fourth of its...

Learning to Exchange Words of Food in the Marquesas

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

2

... of the New York Linguistic Anthropology Working Group, who kindly critigued a draft of this paper. Finally, I wish to thank Leo Coleman for his wise editing and patience. Of course, any errors of fact or judgment rest on my shoulders alone. As I...

Eating Vegetarian in Vietnam

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

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...I thought of calling this text about my encounters and experiences with vegetarianism in Vietnam, “How I became ‘gay’ in Saigon.” Then I thought it would not work, not simply because I am not gay, but because I could just as well have...

Revisiting Lao Food: Pain and Commensality

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

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...My stories of the field, from the field are exotic, because they are about a very distant and different place: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), a mainland Southeast Asian communist country, until recently closed to researchers...

It All Started with the Bhajias

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

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...It all started with bhajias back in 1980. After finishing high school, I was living for a few months in Mombasa, Kenya, working as a gofer assisting John, a medical doctor and close friend of my family. John had bought what...
... of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and to Leo Coleman for his extremely helpful comments on several drafts of this chapter. Research for this chapter was conducted in part on a Lise Meitner/Austrian Science Fund grant at the Institute for Culture...
...“Nina giỏi,” announced Chi Chinh as she breezed into my room one afternoon and handed me a cold glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice. What had I done to make her believe I was so clever, so skillful, so good? This kind of praise...

The Enchantments of Food in the Lower Amazon, Brazil

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

2

... and Humanities Research Council, and the British Academy. I am grateful to all of these institutions and to Leo Coleman for his editorial guidance in the preparation of this chapter. My research has been supported by the Economic...