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Author Gewertz, Deborah B., 1948-

Title Cheap meat : flap food nations in the pacific islands / Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington
Published Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Table of Cotents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Thinking about Meat; 2. Making Flaps; 3. Trading Meat; 4. Papua New Guinea's Flaps; 5. Smiles and Shrugs, Worried Eyes and Sighs; 6. Pacific Island Flaps; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Summary Cheap Meat follows the controversial trade in inexpensive fatty cuts of lamb or mutton called "flaps," from the farms of New Zealand and Australia to their primary markets in the Pacific islands of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Fiji. In this engrossing story, Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington address the evolution of the meat trade itself along with the changing practices of exchange in Papua New Guinea. More importantly, they show that flaps-which are taken from the animals' bellies and are often 50% fat-are not mere market transactions but are evidence of the social nature of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animal gut industries -- Islands of the Pacific.
Food habits -- Islands of the Pacific.
Lamb meat industry -- Islands of the Pacific.
Mutton industry -- Islands of the Pacific.
Nutritional anthropology -- Islands of the Pacific.
Islands of the Pacific -- Foreign economic relations -- Australia.
Islands of the Pacific -- Foreign economic relations -- New Zealand.
Form Electronic book
Author Errington, Frederick Karl.
LC no. 2009020580
ISBN 0520945972 (electronic bk.)
9780520945975 (electronic bk.)