Behrens, Clifford A.. Shipibo food categorization and preference: relationships between indigenous and Western dietary concepts

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

Title: Shipibo food categorization and preference: relationships between indigenous and Western dietary concepts

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist--Vol. 88, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist--Vol. 88, no. 3 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc., 1986. 647-658 p.: ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Clifford A. Behrens

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Shipibo (SE26)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Nutrition (146); Gratification and control of hunger (261); Diet (262);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This paper examines the Shipibo conceptualization of foods and their ideas about what constitutes an acceptable diet. Statistical analysis of Shipibo food preferences independently corroborates the Shipibo ethno-classification of foods, collected from key-informant interviews, and suggest that the principles they use to classify foods are the same principles used to organize their food preferences. Further examination of the nutritional composition of Shipibo food categories reveals that their dietary concepts are consistent with Western notions of maintaining health and growth (p. 647).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. se26-002

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 656-658)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document Juen 1980-Aug. 1981

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 ; 2001

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) Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Shipibo-Conibo Indians


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