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Helen Spencer-Oatey compiles quotations that try to define culture, adding observations and comments. She then attempts to identify key characteristics of culture and points out some inadequate conceptions of culture. There is a section on levels of analysis and fallacies to avoid and a consideration of related terms.

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Robin Fox takes an anthropological perspective on food and eating. She considers the importance of eating; how what we eat symbolises who we are; how table manners discriminate between insiders and outsiders; how eating is an indicator of status; how meals communicate messages; the myth of nutrition; the matter of diets; eating and seduction; the significance of eating out; the use of food in ritual; and the future of food.

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