Infancy related food taboos among the
Published in: Working papers on South American Indians -- No.
Working papers on South American Indians -- No.
Bennington, Vt.: Bennington College, 1981. 173-176
By line: Joan Abelove and Roberta Campos
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2002. Computer File
Avoidance and taboo (784);
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 ID: se26-016
John Beierle ;
Ucayali River area,