Power of Feasts (BOK)

Brian Hayden

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In this book, Brian Hayden provides the first comprehensive, theoretical work on the history of feasting in pre-industrial societies. As an important barometer of cultural change, feasting is at the forefront of theoretical developments in archaeology. The Power of Feasts chronicles the evolution of the practice from its first perceptible prehistoric presence to modern industrial times. This study explores recurring patterns in the dynamics of feasts as well as linkages to other aspects of culture such as food, personhood, cognition, power, politics, and economics. Analyzing detailed ethnographic and archaeological observations from a wide variety of cultures, including Oceania and Southeast Asia, the Americas, and Eurasia, Hayden illuminates the role of feasts as an invaluable insight into the social and political structures of past societies.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Brian Hayden
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107042995
Antall sider 440 Dimensjoner 17,7cm x 25,3cm x 4,1cm
Vekt 1173 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Prehistoric archaeology

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