Appetites and Identities: An Introduction to the Social by Sara Delamont

By Sara Delamont

Appetites and Identities is a transparent, inviting and interesting creation to the social anthropology of western Europe. It covers nutrition, migration, politics, city and state existence, magic, faith, intercourse and language in an available and easy model, introducing the coed to points of the anthropology of latest ecu tradition from mussel farmers within the Netherlands to Basque chambermaids in Lourdes, and from unsatisfied bachelors in western eire to unwitchers in Portugal.
Avoiding the technical language of many anthropological textbooks, Appetites and Identities units out the anthropological literature at the wealthy range of dialects, cultures and daily lives of western eu humans, providing interesting insights on how each one area and neighborhood differs from its opposite numbers regardless of the suggestion of an built-in Europe. The e-book will stimulate interest approximately social anthropological research, and approximately lifestyles in Europe this day.

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Like the book as a whole this chapter is focused at the micro-level: it is about the life of a fisherman putting out from a harbour in Brittany, a shepherd moving sheep up and down the mountains of rural Greece and a farmer growing potatoes in Ayrshire or grapes in Portugal or olives in Spain. There are three main sections, moving from the most dangerous occupation (fishing), through pastoralism (herding animals) to farming. The type of fisherman, animal herder or farmer who has been studied by anthropologists has largely been the small-scale worker.

2. 2 Location, motive and food types Leonard (1980:2) comments: If white weddings are alive and well in the second half of the twentieth century, it is not because they are outdated charades, but rather because they make important statements about, among other things, the nature of marriages and family relations. The two types of reception—in terms of location and food—have to be seen in this way. What is being transmitted is a statement about proper food and the proper role of women. At the wedding reception the bride’s family are both despatching the bride into a new family unit and demonstrating what kind of people they are.

2. 2 Location, motive and food types Leonard (1980:2) comments: If white weddings are alive and well in the second half of the twentieth century, it is not because they are outdated charades, but rather because they make important statements about, among other things, the nature of marriages and family relations. The two types of reception—in terms of location and food—have to be seen in this way. What is being transmitted is a statement about proper food and the proper role of women. At the wedding reception the bride’s family are both despatching the bride into a new family unit and demonstrating what kind of people they are.

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