Book

Food and social relations in a Garifuna village

University Microfilms InternationalAnn Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1989 • Pages:

By: Palacio, Joseph O..

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.
Subjects
Household
Extended families
Family relationships
Gratification and control of hunger
Diet
Eating
Buying and selling
Internal trade
Retail marketing
Exchange transactions
culture
Garifuna
HRAF PubDate
2005
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Central America
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist, Indigene-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1989-1991
Coverage Date
1979-1980
Coverage Place
'Lisurnia' [pseudonym], Belize
Notes
[by] Joseph Orlando Palacio
UM8300616
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-187)
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Berkeley, University of California, 1982
LCSH
Garifuna (Caribbean people)