Food, Tradition, and Prestige

  • Igor L. de Garine


Since most studies of prestige foods deal with urban groups, we shall focus our attention on traditional rural societies. Among the various symbolic values likely to affect food behavior, prestige is frequently mentioned. In most human societies, the fact that one eats or offers such and such a food is associated with status considerations, the result being that certain foods and dishes are more prized than others.


Staple Food Traditional Society Urban Society Subsistence Economy Supernatural Power 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor L. de Garine
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  1. 1.Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiquePyrenees AtlantiquesFrance

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