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Food and love : a cultural history of East and West

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jack Goody is a thinker who enjoys subverting neat simplifications and rigid preconceptions. Perhaps best known for his acclaimed critique of crude historical distinctions between 'West' and 'East' - and overblown claims for the uniqueness of the West - Goody in this new collection pursues his argument into the sphere of culture."--BOOK JACKET. "The development of romantic love, the evolution of national and  Read more...
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Goody, Jack.
Food and love.
London ; New York : Verso, 1998
(OCoLC)607197819
Online version:
Goody, Jack.
Food and love.
London ; New York : Verso, 1998
(OCoLC)609355518
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Goody
ISBN: 185984829X 9781859848296
OCLC Number: 41243363
Description: ix, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Family. 1. The East in the West. 2. The uniqueness of the European family? 3. Comparing family systems in Europe and Asia: are there different sets of rules? 4. Women, class and family. 5. Love, lust and literacy --
pt. II. Food. 6. Food, family and feminism. 7. Structuralism, materialism and the horse. 8. The globalisation of Chinese food. 9. Why no wine on the table? --
pt. III. Doubts. 10. The Great and Little Traditions in the Mediterranean. 11. A kernel of doubt. 12. Man and the natural world: reflections on history and anthropology. 13. Creation and evolution. 14. Civil society in a comparative perspective.
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Starting with a discussion of the treatment of food and love by figures such as Marx, as well as contemporary historical and sociological notions of modernisation, this text examines phenomena such  Read more...

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