The Anthropology of Food and Eating

  title={The Anthropology of Food and Eating},
  author={Sidney Wilfred Mintz and Christine M. Du Bois},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • S. MintzC. Bois
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Sociology
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
▪ Abstract The study of food and eating has a long history in anthropology, beginning in the nineteenth century with Garrick Mallery and William Robertson Smith. This review notes landmark studies prior to the 1980s, sketching the history of the subfield. We concentrate primarily, however, on works published after 1984. We contend that the study of food and eating is important both for its own sake since food is utterly essential to human existence (and often insufficiently available) and… 

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