We also owe to him the foundation of the International Committee on the Anthropology of Food, thanks to which he achieved remarkable success in positioning and spreading this rich subject for study and this whole exciting world of knowledge, which is the anthropology of food. Skilful at fieldwork, he nevertheless never ceased theoretical and documentary work, and always defended the nodal importance of putting all study of humanity at the interface that nature and culture formed. And cheers to those who are left behind! Because, as we have many times agreed, the reason for life, if there is one, is its own reproduction. To Life then! I attach the appreciation of Igor written by Ricardo Avila in Mexico on the day that Igor died, and, in case it is helpful, I have attempted an English translation.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Over the last two decades quite a few studies have been devoted to drinking. Most of these were concerned with alcohol and written by social anthropologists. This book presents multidisciplinary aspects of the ingestion of liquids at large, addressing many of the overt and covert meanings of drinking: from satisfying biological needs to communicating with humans and the hereafter, attempting to reach a differential emotional state or seeking good health and longevity through the ingestion of appropriate beverages.
It includes papers from both biological and social scientists and includes papers from both biological and social scientists and covers a fair range of societies from rural and urban environments, and in countries ranging from Europe, Africa, and Latin America to Malaysia and the Pacific.
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Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Series
View Table of Contents. It is a solidly anthropological volume, combining biological and cultural dimension of the discipline. I recommend the book highly. Over the last decades quite a few studies have been devoted to drinking.