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Volume 12

Anthropology of Food & Nutrition

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Pure Food

Theoretical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Edited by Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth

230 pages, 10 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-018-3 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (July 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80539-019-0 eBook


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“This is a valuable addition to the anthropology of food and interdisciplinary food studies. The volume’s contributors analyze a wealth of interesting phenomena from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives.” • Giovanni Orlando, Food sustainability consultant


In presenting a variety of theoretical and cross-cultural perspectives on pure food, this volume demonstrates similarities and variations in cultural beliefs, behaviours and practices in different societies. These in turn highlight that pure food is a common issue for humanity, whatever the society, whatever the era. As a subject with much contemporary and cross-disciplinary relevance, Pure Food will appeal to students and academics involved in any food-related discipline, to professional practitioners promoting healthier foods and nutrition and to general readers with an interest in food.

Paul Collinson is a Visiting Research Fellow and former Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. He also works as a Senior Conflict Analyst for the UK Government. His publications include Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Berghahn, 2019) with Iain Young, Lucy Antal and Helen Macbeth.

Helen Macbeth is an Honorary Research Fellow and retired Principal Lecturer in Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. She has also been President of the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food & Nutrition.

Subject: Food & NutritionAnthropology (General)


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