Food and History

  • Lynn WhiteJr.


Brief discussion of a topic like “food and history” demands clear statement of what one intends to do. The two chief temptations are either to present part as though it adequately mirrors the whole, or else to schematize the whole in such a way as to lose contact with concrete experience. In this paper I have chosen to commit both sins in sequence, hoping that they may cancel each other sufficiently to give us some glimpse of reality.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn WhiteJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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