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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Stephanie Ross
Semester
Fall

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Cultural Meanings of Food and Food Taboos • Food is associated with social meaning • Food choices are formed by cultural experiances • People tend to classify foods in different ways according to your culture  foods  can have different notions of cleanliness are culturally constructed • Gender stereotypes within the cooking of food men at the barbeque and woman  baking • Ilness’ are cause by an imbalance of foods on the dinner table (this is why some  people believe you get sick) • Hot or cold foods  • Hot and Cold classification of foods  are commin in Latin America and Asia ,  Originally rom Greek theory of health  • basic idea in Greek,Indian, Chinese and Arabic medical systems • health balance of opposing elements • Food preferences , individual likes or dislikes to foods • Food cultures tend to have food restrictions • Food taboos –deliberate avoidance , where everyone in society is told to not eat a  certain food • Food taboo referes to the deliberate avoidance of a food item for reasons other  than simple dislike from food preferences • Pigs­ muslim, jewish , ehtipian orthodox Christians ( forbidden) • Almost universal taboo against eating humans  • Number of reasons why people may have taboos; A marker of a group; a way of  separating your group from others • Pork consumption has been related to having worms in your body • Marvin harriss poses
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