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Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition

Volumes I-III

Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett

770 pages, 3 volume set, 28 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-297-5 $405.00/£300.00 / Hb / Published (February 2017)

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Published in Association with the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) and in Collaboration with Rachel Black and Leslie Carlin

“All chapters are brief and very well focused, outlining the methods and current issues with each specific approach to data collection… the presentation is clear and easy to follow, providing an excellent, if brief, professional overview of each topic with most key references at the end of each chapter… This book set will be an excellent guide for all food scholars.” • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)

“I feel that this set will be exceptionally useful not only for anthropologists, but also for ethnographers, demographers, and others conducting research within food systems and food studies. With the burgeoning interest in food research at all levels, and with new graduate programs in the field, this book has the potential to be a crucial resource for scholars in the field… I look forward to requiring this as reading for my graduate students and advanced undergraduates.” • Teresa Mares, University of Vermont
“Unlike other resources I’ve come across, this set covers methods used in the traditional four fields of anthropology, ranging from highly quantitative and scientific oriented research to qualitative, culture oriented work… These volumes function as inclusive how-to manuals, providing examples of different questions each type of research might address as well as their limitations. Each chapter includes a helpful, extensive bibliography.” • Amy Bentley, New York University

“This set offers a comprehensive overview of methods across the discipline and beyond, providing readers with basic (and in some cases advanced) insights into why particular methods are useful and how those methods can be implemented… This is an unparalleled and comprehensive collection.” • David Beriss, University of New Orleans


The dramatic increase in all things food in popular and academic fields during the last two decades has generated a diverse and dynamic set of approaches for understanding the complex relationships and interactions that determine how people eat and how diet affects culture.  These volumes offer a comprehensive reference for students and established scholars interested in food and nutrition research in Nutritional and Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Food Studies and Applied Public Health.

Janet Chrzan is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the connections between social activities, dietary intake and maternal and child health outcomes.

John Brett is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver with a research focus on global and local food systems, food security and food justice.

Volume I:
Food Research
Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods
Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett
ISBN 978-1-78533-287-6

Volume II:
Food Culture
Anthropology, Linguistics, and Food Studies
Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett
ISBN 978-1-78533-289-0

Volume III:
Food Health
Nutrition, Technology, and Public Health
Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett
ISBN 978-1-78533-291-3

Subject: Anthropology (General)Food & NutritionArchaeology


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