Taboos and Avoidances

Gluttony -- "The characters feel the prohibition placed on their hands to touch the food. The dish is there but they can't -- they shouldn't. Their expression suggests compassion, they invite our participation by asking for our help" ( Daniel Rivas)

Aunger R. 1994. Are Food Avoidances Maladaptive in the Ituri Forest of Zaire? Journal of Anthropological Research 50:277-310. [proscriptions; Africa]

Aunger R. 1994. Sources of Variation in Ethnographic Interview Data: Food Avoidances in the Ituri Forest. Ethnology 33(1):65-99. [food proscriptions; Africa; Zaire]

Boehrer M. 2004. The Parrot Eaters: Psittacophagy in the Renaissance and Beyond. Gastronomica 4(3):46-59. [foodstuffs; history; taboo; cannibalism]

Campbell H, Murcott A, MacKenzie A. 2011. Kosher in New York City, Halal in Aquitaine: Challenging the Relationship between Neoliberalism and Food Auditing. Agriculture and Human Values 28(1):67-79. [food audit; religious prescriptions, proscriptions; North America; New York City; Jews; Europe; France; Maghrebi]

Chaudry MM. 1992. Islamic Food Laws: Philosophical Basis and Practical Implications. Food Technology 46:92-104. [foodways; religious prescriptions, proscriptions]

Ellis B. 2009. Whispers in an Ice Cream Parlor: Culinary Tourism, Contemporary Legends, and the Urban Interzone. Journal of American Folklore 122(483):53-74. [history; women; folklore; avoidance; North America; United States]

Fabre-Vassas C. 1997. The Singular Beast: Jews, Christians, and the Pig. Columbia University Press. [history; foodstuffs; pork; taboo; social relations; religion; ritual]

Fischer J. 2011. The Halal Frontier: Muslim Consumers in a Globalized Market. 1st edition. Palgrave Macmillan. [food proscriptions; religious prescriptions; Islam; halal food; Southeast Asia; Malaysia; Muslims]

Fomine FLM. 2009. Food Taboos in Precolonial and Contemporary Cameroon. Gastronomica 9(4):43-52. [food proscriptions; Africa]

Gittelsohn J, Vastine AE. 2003. Sociocultural and Household Factors Impacting on the Selection, Allocation and Consumption of Animal Source Foods: Current Knowledge and Application. Journal of Nutrition 133(11):4036S-4041S. [food choice; proscriptions; meat eating; mother & child nutrition]

Hamilton M. 2006. Eating Death: Vegetarians, Meat and Violence. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 9:155-177. [meat eating; taboo; ideology]

Harris M. 1998. Good to Eat. Waveland. [materialist theory; taboos; ecology; food system; meat eating; cannibalism]

Mabilia M. 2000. The Cultural Context of Childhood Diarrhea among Gogo Infants. Anthropology & Medicine 7:191-208. [breastfeeding; disease; beliefs; taboos; Africa; Tanzania; Wagogo]

MacClancy J, ed. 2007. Consuming the Inedible: Neglected Dimensions of Food Choice. Berghahn Books. [collected essays; eating disorders; taboos; geophagy; pica; cannibalism; excretion]

Milton K. 1991. Comparative Aspects of Diet in Amazonian Forest-Dwellers. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 334:253-263. [diet; food taboos; South American Indians; Amazonia]

Milton K. 1997. Real Men Don't Eat Deer. Discover 18:46-59. [taboos]

Puscar-Pasewicz M, ed. 2010. Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism. Greenwood Press. [collected essays; meat taboo]

Rozin P, Markwith M, Stoess C. 1997. Moralization and Becoming a Vegetarian: The Transformation of Preferences into Values and the Recruitment of Disgust. Psychological Science 8:67-73. [vegetarian; preference; taboo]

Ruby MB, Heine SJ. 2012. Too Close to Home. Factors Predicting Meat Avoidance. Appetite 59(1):47-52. [meat eating; taboo]

Simoons F. 1995. Eat Not of This Flesh: Food Avoidances from Prehistory to the Present. Second edition. University of Wisconsin Press. [taboo]

Whitehead H. 2000. Food Rules: Hunting, Sharing, and Tabooing Game in Papua New Guinea. University of Michigan Press. [social relations; sharing; gender; taboo; Oceania; Papua New Guinea; Seltaman]

see Taboo Archive for items published before 1990

Updated 12/2012