Palacio, Joseph O.. Food and social relations in a Garifuna village

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Title: Food and social relations in a Garifuna village

Published By: Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1982 [1989 copy ]. 3, 8, 206 p.: ill., map

By line: [by] Joseph Orlando Palacio

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Garifuna (SA12)

Subjects: Household (592); Extended families (596); Family relationships (593); Gratification and control of hunger (261); Diet (262); Eating (264); Buying and selling (432); Internal trade (438); Retail marketing (443); Exchange transactions (437);

Abstract: This dissertation is a study of the way in which food serves as a means of analyzing social ties among residents of the community of Lisurnia (a pseudonym), a small village in the southern coastal region of Belize (Honduras), and between them and others in the outside world (p. 18). Thus Palacio sets the stage for his discussion of food as a basic medium of social interaction -- a theme that dominates the major portion of this source. In his analysis of the data the household, village commuity and village economy are all discussed in terms of broad areas in which food activities are performed, and are then integrated into the value system of the Garifuna that tends to isolate cultural and social forces determining food behavior. The source then continues with a lengthy discussion of the various food exchange systems operable in the society. In conclusion the author provides a description of food consumption itself, highlighting in the process some social and cultural constraints.

Document Number: 12

Document ID: sa12-012

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: UM8300616. Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Berkeley, University of California, 1982 Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-187)

Field Date: 1979-1980

Evaluation: Ethnologist, Indigene-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1989-1991

Coverage Date: 1979-1980

Coverage Place: 'Lisurnia' [pseudonym], Belize

LCSH: Black Carib Indians

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