Buono da mangiare. Enigmi del gusto e consuetudini alimentari. Front Cover. Marvin Harris. Einaudi, – Social Science – pages. Buono da mangiare by Marvin Harris, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Buono da mangiare by Marvin Harris at – ISBN – ISBN – Einaudi – – Softcover.

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In his work he combined Karl Marx’s emphasis on the forces of mwngiare with Malthus’s insights on the impact of demographic factors on other parts of the sociocultural system. Why do Asians abhor milk? And the evolutions of carnivorous habits from different countries. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Feb 16, Amelia rated it it was amazing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

The chapters on pets and insect-eating were also very interesting. Harris also introduced me to the concept of “optimal foraging theory” though this is not his invention, but that of ecologistswhich explains why humans and other animals focus on acquiring only certain food items in their environment. A fascinating read of what cultures dictate what eating decisions, and why. May 15, Zachary rated it really liked it. May 01, Brian rated it liked it. Edible insects at the European Symposium on Food Safety.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He became a regular fixture at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association where he would subject scholars to intense questioning from the floor, podium, or bar.

Good to eat – Marvin Harris – Entomofago

His arguments build successively through the book, so the chapters work more in sequence than they do in isolation. Insects may carry and accommodate fungi, viruses, bacteria or protozoa that can harm health but only in the absence of farms which who display a low hygienic and sanitary level.


Good to eat — Marvin Harris. Apr 27, Russell Ramaswamy rated it really liked it. The biological essentialism also bothers me a bit — it shows from time to time, you know — esp at the parts he talks about vegetarianism — he doesn’t explain how being vegetarian becomes “good” despite his enthusiastic claim that he’s recognising the diversity of the cultures and etc.

Therefore it is not that we do not eat them because they are dirty and disgusting; but they are dirty and disgusting because we do not want to eat them.

Quali sono le motivazioni culturali che portano determinate religioni a puntare il dito contro alcuni cibi?

Good to eat – Marvin Harris

Vorrebbe essere un saggio di antropologia, ma a me sembra un saggio di anti-antropologia. Contrary to what people think the most of them spend their life outdoor, in large spaces, away from men, feeding on grass, leaves and wood. Tanta “storia del cibo”, ma vista da una prospettiva personale, determinata a piegare i fatti alle ipotesi sviluppate, poche tesi interessanti a cui vengono date risposte deboli.

In tutto questo tuttavia rimane qualcosa di inspiegato, ovvero il salto dal “buono o cattivo da mangiare” al “buono o cattivo da pensare”. This book is f One of the things I really appreciate about this book is that Marvin Harris does a great deal to illustrate that people around the world don’t have what some might consider to be irrational or unusual food taboos because they are ignorant, but instead because it marin sense in their situations.

Some really interesting explanations for why people in different cultures do or don’t eat different things, from perspectives that make sense but most of us wouldn’t think about. He explains the diversity of the world’s gastronomic customs, demonstrating tha Why are human food habits so diverse?


Want to Read saving…. Harris makes convincing arguments, based on economics on biology, for the reasons behind animal food taboos and preferences in human cultures.

His history of anthropological thought, The Rise of Anthropological Theory critically examined hundreds of years of social thought with the intent of constructing a viable nomothetic understanding of human culture bulno Harris came to call cultural materialism.

Along with Michael Harner, Harris is one of the scholars most associated with the suggestion that Dda cannibalism occurred, and was the result of protein deficiency in the Aztec diet.

Paperbackpages. It was interesting to see how history and economy may have played a part in how Hindis love cows, Muslims hate marvinn, and why America is willing to cut up horses and sell them, but not to put them in a sandwich.

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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. But then he doesn’t sufficiently explain the links The cost-benefit ratio that result from hunting and by preparing food insect is rather inconvenient when compared with the one of the most common species of bred animals. The Struggle for a Science of Cultureupdated buoho re-released inoffers perhaps the most comprehensive statement of cultural materialism.

The chapters on meat production in the United States confirmed my beliefs about the cruel and buomo mechanisms of factory farming, which remain substantially unchanged since the book’s publication over twenty years ago.