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By Jeremy M. MacClancy, Jeya Henry, Helen Macbeth

Through the global, daily, thousands of individuals devour earth, clay, nasal mucus, and related components. but nutrients practices like those are strikingly understudied in a sustained, interdisciplinary demeanour. This e-book goals to right this overlook. individuals, using anthropological, dietary, biochemical, mental and health-related views, learn in a conscientiously comparative demeanour the intake of meals conventionally considered as inedible by way of such a lot Westerners.

This publication is either well timed and important simply because nutritionists and future health care execs are seldom conscious of anthropological info on those nutrition practices, and vice versa. Ranging throughout a variety of disciplines eating the Inedible surveys medical and native perspectives in regards to the consequences--biological, mineral, social or spiritual--of those meals practices, and probes to what quantity we will be able to generalize approximately them

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Macbeth, Helen M. IV. Series. [DNLM: 1. Food Habits--ethnology. 2. Anthropology--methods. 3. Cultural Characteristics. 4. Diet. 5. Food Preferences--ethnology. 6. Pica--ethnology. 1'2--dc22 2007043682 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Printed in the United States on acid-free paper. ISBN 978-1-84545-353-4 (hardback), 978-1-84545-684-9 (paperback) CONTENTS List of Figures List of Tables Preface List of Contributors Introduction: Considering the Inedible, Consuming the Ineffable Jeremy MacClancy, Helen Macbeth and Jeya Henry 1.

For it is both globally widespread and long regarded askance by most Europeans. It is even a subject for literary representation, arising in novels relevant to the United States, South America and Africa, among other places, (see final chapter by MacClancy). The widespread practice of geophagia has also interested nutritionists. Their primary interest was to understand how the practice may have provided any biological advantage to those practising it. g. the kaolin-like clays) may help reduce diarrhoea.

In Macbeth, H. and MacClancy, J. (eds) Researching Food Habits. , Montejano, M. and Portalatín, M-J. (eds) (2004), Arbitrario Cultural: Racionalidad e Irracionalidad del Comportamiento Comensal, University of Zaragoza. Parker, H. (1909) Ancient Ceylon, Luzac, London Portalatín, M-J (2004) Razón y Sinrazón del Ayuno y la Abstinencia Alimentaria en la Religión Católica. , Montejano, M. and Portalatín, M-J. (eds), Arbitrario Cultural: Racionalidad e Irracionalidad del Comportamiento Comensal, University of Zaragoza.

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