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Feasting and the Practice of Stately Manners

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The essays in this volume on “culinary equipment” give cause to celebrate; indeed, they comprise a little feast of their own! Here is a timely venue that rescues ceramic assemblages from their century-long appointment as chronometric indicators and puts them firmly back into the hands of people, connects them to their intended contextual functions. This discussion offers us a chance to revisit the idea of the political meal as a marked event in people’s everyday lives, and (more the focus of these brief comments) to see it as a social practice and process which, in its regular reiteration, creates and renews the very context that it serves.

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  • Social Practice
  • Gender Ideology
  • Daily Food Consumption
  • Elite Individual
  • Critical Practice

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Gero, J.M. (2003). Feasting and the Practice of Stately Manners. In: Bray, T.L. (eds) The Archaeology and Politics of Food and Feasting in Early States and Empires. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-306-48246-5_11

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