Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe
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Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe : A Functional Study of Nutrition among the Southern Bantu

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The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The whole network of social institutions is examined which makes possible the consumption, distribution, and production of food-eating customs, as well as the religion and magic of food-production.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 12mm | 320g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138861936
  • 9781138861930

Table of contents

1. History of the Problem2. Human Relationships and Nutritive Needs3. Food and Family Sentiment in Bantu Society4. Food Production and Incentives to Work5. Kinship Sentiment and Economic Organization6. Economic Functions of the Clan and Tribe7. Food as a Symbolshow more