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Food, Culture and Society
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Lewis, George. 2010. “Food, Culture and Society”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


150 years ago, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote in his The Physiology of Taste: "Tell me what thou eatest, and I shall tell thee what thou art." In more modern terms, you are what you eat! Human behavior has evolved in great part as an interplay between eating behavior and cultural institutions. Eating, in short, is inseparable from the behavior and...

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Cultural Sociology
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College 200

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