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Храната и храненето. Класификация, избор и забрани
Food and Eating: Classification, Selection and Prohibition

Author(s): Tanya Matanova
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: This article aims to overview briefly concepts of food and nutritional habits among some peoples living in different regions of the world. In this context, from anthropological point of view, food will be considered as a cultural element, as a pattern of culture delivering contributory study-material for a more holistic study of the cultures considered. Some models of classification and individual and cultural factors impacting the consumption, the abstention and the prohibition of fold will be presented at the beginning. These will be followed by an insight into some theoretical approaches of central meaning in the anthropology of food and nutrition, considering food as a cultural code, as a pattern of culture. As a conclusion the importance of food for the investigating of cultures will be pointed out, whereby food will be considered as a system, in which the single nutritional elements are valued with cultural meaning (Hess 2000: 23).

  • Issue Year: XXXVI/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-107
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian