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The Resource Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya

Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya

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Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya
Title
Uncertain Tastes
Title remainder
Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social and material life. He shows that if Samburu reaction to the new foods is primarily negative-they are referred to disparagingly as "gray food" and "government food"--It is also deeply ambivalent. For example, the Samburu attribute a host of socia
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holtzman, Jon
Dewey number
641.30089/965
Index
index present
LC call number
DT433.545.S26H653 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samburu (African people)
  • Samburu (African people)
  • Samburu (African people)
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Food
  • Culture conflict
  • Social change
  • Samburu District (Kenya)
  • Samburu District (Kenya)
  • COOKING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Culture conflict
  • Economic history
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Food
  • Samburu (African people)
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Kenya
Label
Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART 1. ORIENTATIONS; 1. Memory, Ambivalence, and Food; 2. Food as Food; PART 2. WORLDS OF FOOD; 3. The Alimentary Structures of Samburu Life; 4. A Samburu Gastronomy; 5. The Calabash behind the Calabash behind the Calabash; PART 3. HISTORIES OF EATING; 6. Mixed Like a Pot of Gray Food; 7. In a Cup of Tea; 8. Turbid Brews; 9. Eating Shilings; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
609850084
Extent
1 online resource (297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520944824
Lccn
2009003368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttszs8k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609850084
Label
Uncertain Tastes : Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART 1. ORIENTATIONS; 1. Memory, Ambivalence, and Food; 2. Food as Food; PART 2. WORLDS OF FOOD; 3. The Alimentary Structures of Samburu Life; 4. A Samburu Gastronomy; 5. The Calabash behind the Calabash behind the Calabash; PART 3. HISTORIES OF EATING; 6. Mixed Like a Pot of Gray Food; 7. In a Cup of Tea; 8. Turbid Brews; 9. Eating Shilings; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
609850084
Extent
1 online resource (297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520944824
Lccn
2009003368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttszs8k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609850084

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