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Feasting in Southeast Asia
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Feasting in Southeast Asia

Brian Hayden

Abstract

Feasting emerges from the pages of this book as far more than gustatory and social diversions from daily work routines. Instead, feasting in tribal societies plays a critical role in village social, political, and economic dynamics. Alliances are brokered by feasts, debts created, political battles waged, and large amounts of food are produced. A main argument of the book is that feasting has been one of the most important forces in creating cultural changes since the end of the Paleolithic. Enormous pressures are created by feasts and their promoters to increase food and prestige item product ... More

Keywords: hill tribes, ethnography, archaeology, megaliths, corporate groups, food, transegalitarian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824856267
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Hayden, author
Simon Fraser University