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Exploring the materiality of food "stuffs" : transformations, symbolic consumption and embodiments / edited by Louise Steel and Katharina Zinn.

Contributor(s): Steel, Louise [editor of compilation.] | Zinn, Katharina [editor of compilation.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge studies in archaeology.Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017Description: xvi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138941199 (hbk.).Subject(s): Food -- Social aspects -- History | Food habits -- History | Diet -- History | Material culture -- History | Social change -- History | Human body -- Social aspects -- History | Identity (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- History | Group identity -- History | Social archaeologyDDC classification: 394.1209 EXP Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction: Exploring the materiality of food "stuffs" : transformations, embodiment and ritualized consumption / Louise Steel and Katharina Zinn -- Part One. Transformations -- From raw resources to food processing : archaeobotanical and ethnographic insights from New Kingdom Amara West and present-day Ernetta Island in Northern Sudan / Philippa Ryan -- The domestication of innovation : advertizing strategies for canned foods in the Netherlands, 1945-1985 / Jon Verriet -- Our "daily bread" : the origins of grinding grain and breadmaking / Brian Hayden, Laurie Nixon-Darcus and Logan Ansell -- Bodies of water : exploring water flows in rural Kenya / Luci Attala -- Part Two. Embodied encounters -- Embodied spirituality and self-divinization : a re-reading of the Legend of Princess Miaoshan / Thomas Jansen -- Permaculture : discovering nature, designing ecologies / Elaine Forde -- The logistics of bread production in Old Kingdom Egypt : a nutritional perspective / Claire Malleson -- "Everyday" foodways and social connections in Pompeian houses / Penelope Allison -- Part Three. Symbolic consumption -- Sumptuous feasting in the ancient Near East : exploring the materiality of the royal tombs of Ur / Louise Steel -- Lacklustre offering plates? : symbolic food consumption, ritual, and representations in ancient Egyptian funerary culture / Katharina Zinn -- The materiality of ecstatic ritual : altered states of consciousness and ritual in late Bronze Age Cyprus / David Collard -- Ritual and daily life in the Chinese Bronze Age : foodstuffs and bodies in depositional context at Yanshi Shangcheng / Katrinka Reinhart -- The ambiguous (but important) materiality of food / Richard Wilk.
Scope and content: "People's embodied engagement with food and the material culture of food are central to their daily experiences and their sense of identity. This book builds upon the existing dialogue of the materiality of food by the novel addition of the material culture of food (objects used in packaging, storing, processing and consuming food). By looking at cultures spanning from ancient Egypt to 20th century Netherlands, from modern Kenya to ancient China, the interdisciplinary chapters explore the multiple interplays between foods, bodies, material worlds, rituals, and embodied knowledge that emerge from these material encounters and how this knowledge, in turn, shape the material culture of food"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Exploring the materiality of food "stuffs" : transformations, embodiment and ritualized consumption / Louise Steel and Katharina Zinn -- Part One. Transformations -- From raw resources to food processing : archaeobotanical and ethnographic insights from New Kingdom Amara West and present-day Ernetta Island in Northern Sudan / Philippa Ryan -- The domestication of innovation : advertizing strategies for canned foods in the Netherlands, 1945-1985 / Jon Verriet -- Our "daily bread" : the origins of grinding grain and breadmaking / Brian Hayden, Laurie Nixon-Darcus and Logan Ansell -- Bodies of water : exploring water flows in rural Kenya / Luci Attala -- Part Two. Embodied encounters -- Embodied spirituality and self-divinization : a re-reading of the Legend of Princess Miaoshan / Thomas Jansen -- Permaculture : discovering nature, designing ecologies / Elaine Forde -- The logistics of bread production in Old Kingdom Egypt : a nutritional perspective / Claire Malleson -- "Everyday" foodways and social connections in Pompeian houses / Penelope Allison -- Part Three. Symbolic consumption -- Sumptuous feasting in the ancient Near East : exploring the materiality of the royal tombs of Ur / Louise Steel -- Lacklustre offering plates? : symbolic food consumption, ritual, and representations in ancient Egyptian funerary culture / Katharina Zinn -- The materiality of ecstatic ritual : altered states of consciousness and ritual in late Bronze Age Cyprus / David Collard -- Ritual and daily life in the Chinese Bronze Age : foodstuffs and bodies in depositional context at Yanshi Shangcheng / Katrinka Reinhart -- The ambiguous (but important) materiality of food / Richard Wilk.

"People's embodied engagement with food and the material culture of food are central to their daily experiences and their sense of identity. This book builds upon the existing dialogue of the materiality of food by the novel addition of the material culture of food (objects used in packaging, storing, processing and consuming food). By looking at cultures spanning from ancient Egypt to 20th century Netherlands, from modern Kenya to ancient China, the interdisciplinary chapters explore the multiple interplays between foods, bodies, material worlds, rituals, and embodied knowledge that emerge from these material encounters and how this knowledge, in turn, shape the material culture of food"--Provided by publisher.

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