Nourishing Life: Foodways and Humanity in an African Town
In this accessible ethnography of a small town in northern Mozambique, everyday cultural knowledge and behaviors about food, cooking, and eating reveal the deeply human pursuit of a nourishing life. This emerges less through the consumption of specific nutrients than it does in the affective experience of alimentation in contexts that support vitality, compassion, and generative relations. Embedded within central themes in the study of Africa south of the Sahara, the volume combines insights from philosophy and food studies to find textured layers of meaning in a seemingly simple cuisine.
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Publisher: Berghahn Books Incorporated
Publication Date: 09-10-2020
Product Dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Series: FoodNutritionand Culture #7
Arianna Huhn is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino and Director of the university's Anthropology Museum. Her work on Mozambican foodways received the Terence Ranger Prize from the Journal of Southern African Studies in 2017, and the Christine Wilson Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition in 2012.