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Respectfully eating or not eating: putting food at the centre of Religious Studies

Harvey, Graham (2015). Respectfully eating or not eating: putting food at the centre of Religious Studies. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, 26 pp. 32–46.

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Abstract

With reference to data drawn from both ethnology and ethology, I argue that studying food-ways does not merely add additional information about religions, but enables better understanding of religion. Rather than defining religion cognitively in relation to beliefs and believing (modernist tropes that have shaped the study of religion) I explore the effect of defining religion in relation to the questions, ‘what do you eat?’ and ‘with whom do you eat?’

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2343-4937
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 49355
Depositing User: Graham Harvey
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:34
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 19:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49355
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