By Susanne Kerner,Cynthia Chou,Morten Warmind
Commensality: From daily meals to banquet offers an perception into this social perform in all its kinds, from the main simple and mundane nutrients to the grandest events. Bringing jointly insights from anthropologists, archaeologists and historians, this quantity bargains an enormous old scope, starting from the past due Neolithic interval (6th millennium BC), in the course of the center a while, to the current day. The 16 chapters contain case reviews from the world over, together with the us, Bolivia, China, Southeast Asia, Iran, Turkey, Portugal, Denmark and the united kingdom. Connecting those varied analyses is an knowing of commensality's function as a social and political device, indispensable to the formation of private and nationwide identities.
From first stories of commensality within the sharing of nutrients among a mom and baby, to the inaugural dinner of the yankee president, this choice of essays celebrates the range of human existence and society.
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Commensality: From Everyday Food to Feast by Susanne Kerner,Cynthia Chou,Morten Warmind