Fortes, Meyer. Food in the domestic economy of the Tallensi

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Title: Food in the domestic economy of the Tallensi

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 9

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 9 London: Oxford University Press, 1936. 237-276 p.

By line: M. and S. L. Fortes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Tallensi (FE11)

Subjects: Diet (262); Eating (264); Household (592); Extended families (596); Dwellings (342); Avoidance and taboo (784); Sacred objects and places (778); Division of labor by gender (462); Cereal agriculture (243); Exchange transactions (437); Kin relationships (602); Gift giving (431); Water supply (312); Food preparation (252); Preservation and storage of food (251); Utensils (415);

Abstract: This article discusses principally the growing, preparation and eating of food among the Tallensi, and its relation to the domestic economy. The annual agricultural and economic cycles are outlined. Some recipes are given in an Appendix, pp. 274-276.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: fe11-004

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1934-1936

Evaluation: Ethnologists-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957

Coverage Date: 1934-1936

Coverage Place: Tongo village, Ghana

LCSH: Tallensi (African people)


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