Abelove, Joan M.. Infancy related food taboos among the Shipibo

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Title: Infancy related food taboos among the Shipibo

Published in: Working papers on South American Indians -- No. 3

Published By: Working papers on South American Indians -- No. 3 Bennington, Vt.: Bennington College, 1981. 173-176 p.

By line: Joan Abelove and Roberta Campos

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Shipibo (SE26)

Subjects: Diet (262); Avoidance and taboo (784);

Abstract: This study examines the topic of food taboos in its social context and the social process in which the taboos are embedded. These taboos occur during illness when native curers often prescribe that specific foods be avoided, and in infancy '...when parents and full siblings of the newborn are restricted from eating specific foods, lest it cause the infant harm, or even death ' (p. 174).

Document Number: 16

Document ID: se26-016

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1972-1974

Evaluation: Ethnologists-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2001

Coverage Date: 1972-1974

Coverage Place: Ucayali River area, Peru

LCSH: Shipibo-Conibo Indians

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