Dubisch, Jill, 1943-. Culture enters through the kitchen: women, food, and social boundaries in rural Greece

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Culture enters through the kitchen: women, food, and social boundaries in rural Greece

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Gender & power in rural Greece, edited by Jill Dubisch

Published By: Original publisher Gender & power in rural Greece, edited by Jill Dubisch Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1986. 195-214 p.: ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Jill Dubisch

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Greeks (EH01)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gender status (562); Household (592); Purification and atonement (783); Ethnoanatomy (826); Sexuality (831); Gender roles and issues (890);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In contrast to the general belief in Greece and elsewhere that pollution evolving from female sexuality and bodily processes are both indicators and reasons for women's subordination and inferior status in the society, this article takes a somewhat different approach to the oppositions of male/female, culture/nature, and purity/pollution by analyzing instead the ways that women function as controllers of pollution, both their own and that of others, and act as transformers of natural products (foods) and processes (food preparation) into cultural ones. Dubisch examines in detail the concept of body symbolism, the symbolism of pollution, and social boundaries and proposes a relationship between the body (particularly the female body), the house, and social order. To analyze this relationship the author explores the connections between pollution, boundary maintenance, the house and kitchen, the role of food, and the symbolism of the body (pp. 195-196).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 26

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. eh01-026

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 31: Dubisch.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Cycladic Islands, Greece

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Greece

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