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The Anthropology of Food and Body

The Anthropology of Food and Body Gender, Meaning, and Power C A R OL E M. C O U N I H A N

Published in 1999 by Routledge 29 West 35th Street New York, NY 10001 Published in Great Britain by Routledge 11 New Fetter Lane London EC4P 4EE Copyright ©1999 by Routledge

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or u tilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording or in any information storage or retrieval system, w ithout permission in writing from the publishers. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Counihan, Carole, 1948The anthropology of food and body : gender, meaning, and power / Carole M. Counihan. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-415-92192-9 — ISBN 0-415-92193-7 1. Food habits—Cross-cultural studies. 2. Food habits—Italy. 3. Food habits—United States. 4. Sex role—Cross-cultural studies. 5. Women—United States—Social conditions. 6. Women—Italy—social conditions. I. Title. GT2850.C68 1999 394.1—dc21 98-49970 CIP

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1

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Food, Culture, and Gender