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The Resource Feasts : archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power, edited by Michael Dietler and Brian Hayden

Feasts : archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power, edited by Michael Dietler and Brian Hayden

Label
Feasts : archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power
Title
Feasts
Title remainder
archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Dietler and Brian Hayden
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Ancient Near East to Modern-Day North America, communal consumption of food and drink punctuates the rhythms of human societies. Feasts serve many social purposes, establishing alliances for war and marriage, mobilizing labor, creating political power and economic advantages, and redistributing wealth." "This collection of fifteen essays combines ethnographic and archaeological perspectives to examine the cultural, economic, and political importance of feasts, considering traditional and modern practices from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Near East, Polynesia, New Guinea, and the Americas. Recording types and quantities of food, preparation techniques, and numbers of participants, the ethnographers provide a much-needed behavioral context and theoretical framework for these intricate social interactions and attempt to link feasting practices to physical evidence. The archaeologists examine the locations of roasting pits, hearths, and refuse deposits or the presence of special decorative ceramics and infer the ways in which feasting traditions reveal social structures of lineage, clan, moiety, and polity." "As practices for organizing ancient and modern societies, feasts are intimately implicated in the processes of social and cultural change. This book makes these rituals more accessible to archaeological analysis and interpretation. Book jacket."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
394.26
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3930
LC item number
.F4 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dietler, Michael
  • Hayden, Brian
Series statement
Smithsonian series in archaeological inquiry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Festivals
  • Fasts and feasts
Label
Feasts : archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power, edited by Michael Dietler and Brian Hayden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Digesting the feast-good to eat, good to drink, good to think: an introduction / Michael Dietler and Brian Hayden -- Fabulous feasts: a prolegomenon to the importance of feasting / Brian Hayden -- Theorizing the feast: rituals of consumption, commensal politics, and power in African contexts / Michael Dietler -- Of feasting and value: enga feasts in a historical perspective (Papua New Guinea) / Polly Wiessner -- Akha feasting: an ethnoarchaeological perspective / Michael J. Clarke -- Polynesian feasting in ethnohistoric, ethnographic, and archaeological contexts: a comparison of three societies / Patrick V. Kirch -- Feasting for prosperity: a study of Southern Northwest Coast feasting / James R. Perodie -- The big drink: feast and forum in the Upper Amazon / Warren R. DeBoer -- Feasts and labor mobilization: dissecting a fundamental economic practice / Michael Dietler and Ingrid Herbich -- The evolution of ritual feasting systems in prehispanic Philippine chiefdoms / Laura Lee Junker -- Feasting and the emergence of platform mound ceremonialism in Easter North America / Vernon James Knight -- A case of ritual feasting at the Cahokia Site / Lucretia S. Kelly -- Feasting on periphery: the production of ritual feasting and village festivals at Cerň Site, El Salvador / Linda A. Brown -- Feasting in the ancient near east / Denise Schmandt-Besserat -- Garbage and the modern American feast / Douglas C. Wilson and William L. Rathje
Control code
44775132
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 432 pages
Isbn
9781560988618
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00061932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Feasts : archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power, edited by Michael Dietler and Brian Hayden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Digesting the feast-good to eat, good to drink, good to think: an introduction / Michael Dietler and Brian Hayden -- Fabulous feasts: a prolegomenon to the importance of feasting / Brian Hayden -- Theorizing the feast: rituals of consumption, commensal politics, and power in African contexts / Michael Dietler -- Of feasting and value: enga feasts in a historical perspective (Papua New Guinea) / Polly Wiessner -- Akha feasting: an ethnoarchaeological perspective / Michael J. Clarke -- Polynesian feasting in ethnohistoric, ethnographic, and archaeological contexts: a comparison of three societies / Patrick V. Kirch -- Feasting for prosperity: a study of Southern Northwest Coast feasting / James R. Perodie -- The big drink: feast and forum in the Upper Amazon / Warren R. DeBoer -- Feasts and labor mobilization: dissecting a fundamental economic practice / Michael Dietler and Ingrid Herbich -- The evolution of ritual feasting systems in prehispanic Philippine chiefdoms / Laura Lee Junker -- Feasting and the emergence of platform mound ceremonialism in Easter North America / Vernon James Knight -- A case of ritual feasting at the Cahokia Site / Lucretia S. Kelly -- Feasting on periphery: the production of ritual feasting and village festivals at Cerň Site, El Salvador / Linda A. Brown -- Feasting in the ancient near east / Denise Schmandt-Besserat -- Garbage and the modern American feast / Douglas C. Wilson and William L. Rathje
Control code
44775132
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 432 pages
Isbn
9781560988618
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00061932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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