Buono da mangiare. Enigmi del gusto e consuetudini alimentari. Front Cover. Marvin Harris. Einaudi, – Social Science – pages. Buono da mangiare by Marvin Harris, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Buono da mangiare by Marvin Harris at – ISBN – ISBN – Einaudi – – Softcover.

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Eat them at the state of pupa or larva or stripping away legs and wings of adults in order to consume only soft parts solves the problem of chitin, an indigestible substance for humans. In his work he combined Karl Marx’s emphasis on the forces of production with Malthus’s insights on the impact of demographic factors on other parts of the sociocultural system.

Get to Know Us. A prolific writer, he was highly influential in the marvinn of cultural materialism.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I dish finally come around to appreciating him, even his approach. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Riddles of Culture ; Good to Eat: Assured insects can be hzrris without risks, the idea insects live in filth and vehicular diseases persists. But I didn’t really like the slant — ok it didn’t seem very well thought out to me.

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L’Entomofago Cookies Policy Questo sito utilizza i cookies di terze parti. May 19, Ryan Dilbert rated it liked it Recommends it for: Examples include the Hindus not eating beef the economics of a crowded countryJews and Muslims not eating pork swine are too costly in the climates where these religions are concentratedand the lack of dairy in Chinese and Japanese diets it was unnecessary nutritionally because they acquired enough Vitamin D through sun and leafy greens, whereas Northern Europeans did not.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I felt that the chap had done his research, which is always a good thing. This is a well written and thoughtful introductory text for individuals interested in food taboos even our own and why people have them.

In absence of other animal sources they are an excellent source of calories, lipids and proteins.

I disagree with this statement because if we look at our closest primate relatives, many are herbivores like the gorilla and those that are omnivorous like the chimpanzee eat meat rarely. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

View all 6 comments. Vorrebbe essere un saggio di antropologia, marvn a me sembra un saggio di anti-antropologia. Insects have excellent nutritional qualities and if raised properly they are safe from the hygienic point of view. Sep 19, Michela Bertola. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The chapters on pets and insect-eating were also very interesting.

Over the course of his professional life, Harris drew both a loyal following and a considerable amount of criticism. The dude is all harsh on vegetarianism. He explains the diversity of the world’s gastronomic customs, demonstrating tha Why are human food habits so diverse?


Quando noi occidentali abbiamo iniziato a pensare con orrore agli insetti come cibo? The cost-benefit ratio that result from hunting and by preparing food insect is rather inconvenient when compared with the one of the most common species of bred animals.

Product details File Size: Insects may carry and accommodate fungi, viruses, bacteria or protozoa that can harm health but only in the absence of farms which who display a low hygienic and manguare level. Why do insects are excluded from certain diets? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture by Marvin Harris

Harris makes convincing arguments, based on economics on biology, for the reasons behind animal food taboos and preferences in human cultures. Paperbackpages. From the nutritional point of view insects are equal to red and poultry meat, in fact insects have a high amount of fat content and high level of proteins. Why do Americans have an aversion to eating horse? The Struggle for a Mwngiare of Cultureupdated and re-released inoffers perhaps the most comprehensive statement of cultural materialism.

Basically, it makes sense, which is good. He proposes mostly economic but occasionally sociological explanations for things that have often been attributed to the irrationality of tradition, and especially the irrationality of religion. Jun 18, Isaac Timm rated it liked it Shelves: