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Shared Wealth and Symbol
Food, Culture, and Society in Oceania and Southeast Asia


Part of MSH: International Commission on the Anthropology of Food

Lenore Manderson, David Hyndman, Janice Reid, Thomas K. Fitzgerald, Nancy Pollock, Michael W. Young, Julie Waddy, Marianne Spiegel, Barry Shaw, Kathy Robinson, Valerie J. Hull, Christine S. Wilson, Graham H. Pyke
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521187411


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  • This 1987 volume brought together for the first time a range of essays on the anthropology of food in Oceania and Southeast Asia. The essays reflect research in the field, primarily that undertaken by Australian scholars. The volume focuses on four main concerns: factors that influence the production of food and dietary behaviour; the way in which people think and speak about diet and nutrition, including concepts of hunger and the classification of foods; infant feeding practice, including the promotion of bottle feeding; and the roles of government agencies and multinational corporations. The regional focus of the volume also allows for discussion of common trends, especially those that have arisen as a result of societies in the region having been incorporated into the world economy. Applicable elsewhere in the world, the volume offers a basis for a comparative analysis of food in culture and society.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521187411
    • length: 330 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figures
    Notes on contributors
    Introduction: the anthropology of food in Oceania and Southeast Asia Lenore Manderson
    Part I. The Context of Diet:
    1. Men, women, work, and group nutrition in a New guinea Mountain Ok society David Hyndman
    1. 'Land of milk and honey': the changing meaning of food to an Australian Aboriginal community Janice Reid
    3. Dietary change among Cook Islanders in New Zealand Thomas K. Fitzgerald
    4. Taro and timber: competing or complimentary ways to a food supply Nancy Pollock
    Part II. Cultural Meaning and Perception:
    5. 'The worst disease': the cultural definition of hunger in Kalauna Michael W. Young
    6. Food classification and restriction in Peninsular Malaysia: nature, culture, hot and cold? Lenore Manderson
    7. Classification of food from a Groote Eylandt Aboriginal point of view Julie Waddy
    Part III. Infant Feeding Practice:
    8. Infant feeding practice in Malaysia: the variables of choice Marianne Spiegel
    9. The children of Jyaka Enga: culture, diet, environment, and health in a Papua New Guinea Highland society, 1950–1960 Barry Shaw
    10. 'Australia's got the milk, we've got the problems': The Australian Dairy Corporation in Southeast Asia Kathy Robinson
    Part IV. Research Method and Direction:
    11. Dietary taboos in Java: myths, mysteries, and methodology Valerie J. Hull
    12. Social and nutritional context of 'ethnic foods': Malay examples Christine S. Wilson
    13. Human diets: a biological perspective Graham H. Pyke

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    Lenore Manderson


    Lenore Manderson, David Hyndman, Janice Reid, Thomas K. Fitzgerald, Nancy Pollock, Michael W. Young, Julie Waddy, Marianne Spiegel, Barry Shaw, Kathy Robinson, Valerie J. Hull, Christine S. Wilson, Graham H. Pyke

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