Book

Socio-economic and cultural aspects of food and food habits in rural Igboland

University MicrofilmsAnn Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1980 • Pages:

By: Okere, Linus Chukwuemeka.

Abstract
This is an exceptionally thorough treatment of the relations of production and consumption of food among the Igbo. The author deals with land tenure and use, investment resources available to farmers, plant ecology, labor organization, migration and marketing patterns, nutrition, cooking methods, and the social and symbolic contexts of eating and drinking. He seeks a better understanding of kinds of changes which would be both desirable and achievable in a developing economy which requires a larger, more reliable and less seasonal food supply.
Subjects
Diet
Food preparation
Nutrition
External trade
Tillage
Land use
Production and supply
Gratification and control of hunger
Domesticated animals
culture
Igbo
HRAF PubDate
2003
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Western Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Jan Simpson ; 1981
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Owerri Division, Imo State, southeastern Nigeria
Notes
Linus Chukwuemeka Okere
UM8005698
Includes bibliographical references (p. 432-465)
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979
LCSH
Igbo (African people)