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Researching Food Habits: Methods and Problems

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Volume 5

Anthropology of Food & Nutrition

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Researching Food Habits

Methods and Problems

Edited by Helen Macbeth and Jeremy MacClancy

228 pages, 17 figures, 8 tables, Glossary, Index

ISBN  978-1-57181-544-6 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (February 2004)

ISBN  978-1-57181-545-3 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (February 2004)

eISBN 978-1-78238-612-4 eBook

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“This is a useful and challenging collection. In many places, it has relevance beyond research into food habits and even beyond applied research into food habits and even beyond applied research, and parts could be usefully employed in general research methods training.”  · Anthropological Notebooks

“... represents a chest of intellectual tools for would-be researchers to pick up and use and develop as interest in the topic continues to rise.”   ·

“This book makes an interesting and useful contribution to the somewhat sparse list of texts on the methods of nutritional anthropology.”   ·  Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics


The term 'Anthropology of Food' has become an accepted abbreviation for the study of anthropological perspectives on food, diet and nutrition, an increasingly important subdivision of anthropology that encompasses a rich variety of perspectives, academic approaches, theories, and methods. Its multi-disciplinary nature adds to its complexity. This is the first publication to offer guidance for researchers working in this diverse and expanding field of anthropology.

Helen Macbeth is Chair of ICAF (Europe) and Honorary Research Fellow of the Anthropology Department, Oxford Brookes University.

Jeremy MacClancy is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Anthropology Department, Oxford Brookes University. He is also Chair of ICAF (UK), author of Consuming Culture, and prize-winning investigator of Basque cuisine.

Subject: Food & Nutrition Theory and Methodology


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