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Author Counihan, Carole, 1948-

Title The anthropology of food and body : gender, meaning, and power / Carole M. Counihan
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 1999


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Description viii, 256 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Food, Culture, and Gender -- 2. Bread as World: Food Habits and Social Relations in Modernizing Sardinia -- 3. Food, Power, and Female: Identity in Contemporary Florence -- 4. Food, Sex, and Reproduction: Penetration of Gender Boundaries -- 5. What Does It Mean to Be Fat, Thin, and Female? A Review Essay -- 6. An Anthropological View of Western Women's Prodigious Fasting: A Review Essay -- 7. Food Rules in the United States: Individualism, Control, and Hierarchy -- 8. Fantasy Food: Gender and Food Symbolism in Preschool Children's Made-Up Stories -- 9. Food as Tie and Rupture: Negotiating Intimacy and Autonomy in the Florentine Family -- 10. The Body as Voice of Desire and Connection in Florence, Italy -- 11. Body and Power in Women's Experiences of Reproduction in the United States
Summary This book examines the way we understand our bodies, our genders, and ourselves through food.The author uses a cross-cultural approach to the study of food, in order to ask compelling questions about eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, bodily changes in reproduction and gender differences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women -- Italy -- Social conditions.
Food habits -- Cross-cultural studies.
Food habits -- Italy.
Food habits -- United States.
Sex role -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
LC no. 98049970
ISBN 0415921937 paperback
0415921929 cased