Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition

Editors: Chrzan, Janet and Brett, John
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Berghahn Books

Single-User Purchase Price: $358.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $537.00
ISBN: 978-1-78-533297-5
Category: Food, Drink, Nutrition
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
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This book offers a comprehensive reference for students and established scholars interested in food and nutrition research in Nutritional and Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Food Studies and Applied Public Health.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition
  • Research Ethics in Food Studies
  • Part I. Food research: Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods
  • Figures and Tables
  • Introduction to Food Research: Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods
  • Section II. Nutritional Anthropology
  • – Design in Biocultural Studies of Food and Nutritional Anthropology: Section Introduction
  • – Nutritional Anthropometry and Body Composition
  • – Measuring Energy Expenditure in Daily Living: Established Methods and New Directions
  • – Dietary Analyses
  • – Ethnography as a Tool for Formative Research and Evaluation in Public Health Nutrition: Illustrations from the World of Infant and Young Child Feeding
  • – Primate Nutrition and Foodways
  • – Food Episodes/Social Events: Measuring the Nutritional and Social Value of Commensality
  • Section III. Archaeological Study of Food and Food Habits
  • – Archaeological Food and Nutrition Research: Section Introduction
  • – Researching Plant Food Remains from Archaeological Contexts: Macroscopic, Microscopic, Chemical, and Molecular Approaches
  • – Methods for Reconstructing Diet
  • – Nutritional Stress in Past Human Groups
  • – Research on Direct Food Remains
  • – If There Is Food, We Will Eat: An Evolutionary and Global Perspective on Human Diet and Nutrition
  • – Experimental Archaeology, Ethnoarchaeology, and the Application of Archaeological Data to the Study of Subsistence, Diet, and Nutrition
  • Part II. Food culture: Anthropology, Linguistics, and Food Studies
  • Introduction to Food Culture: Anthropology, Linguistics, and Food Studies
  • Section IV. Socio-Cultural Approaches
  • – The Anthropology of Food and Food Anthropology: A Sociocultural Perspective
  • – Interviewing Epistemologies: From Life History to Kitchen Table Ethnography
  • – Studying Body Image and Food Consumption Practices
  • – Visual Anthropology Methods
  • – On the Lookout: The Use of Direct Observation in Nutritional Anthropology
  • – Participant-Observation and Interviewing Techniques
  • – Focus Groups in Qualitative or Mixed-Methods Research
  • – Studying Food and Culture: Ethnographic Methods in the Classroom
  • Section V. Linguistics and Food Talk
  • – Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Food Research Methods
  • – Food Talk: Studying Foodways and Language in Use Together
  • – An Introduction to Cultural Domain Analysis in Food Research: Free Lists and Pile Sorts
  • – Food and Text(ual) Analysis
  • – Analysis of Historic Primary Sources
  • Section VI. Food Studies
  • – Introduction to Food Studies Methods
  • – Meaning-Centered Research in Food Studies
  • – Food and Place
  • – Sensory Ethnography: Methods and Research Design for Food Studies Research
  • – Methods for Examining Food Value Chains in Conventional and Alternative Trade
  • – The Single Food Approach: A Research Strategy in Nutritional Anthropology
  • Part III. Food health: Nutrition, Technology, and Public Health
  • Tables and Figures
  • Introduction to Food Health: Nutrition, Technology, and Public Health
  • Section VII. Public Health and Nutrition
  • – Introduction to Public Health Nutrition Methods
  • – Identifying and Using Indicators to Assess Program Effectiveness: Food Intake, Biomarkers, and Nutritional Evaluation
  • – Focused Ethnographic Studies for Food and Nutrition Planning and Program Development
  • – Methods for Community Health Involvement
  • – Understanding Famine and Severe Food Emergencies
  • – Food Activism: Researching Engagement, Engaging Research
  • – Food Praxis as Method
  • Section VIII. Technology and Analysis
  • – Using Technology and Measurement Tools in Nutritional Anthropology of Food Studies
  • – Mapping Food and Nutrition Landscapes: GIS Methods for Nutritional Anthropology
  • – Photo-Video Voice
  • – Digital Storytelling: Using First-Person Videos about Food in Research and Advocacy
  • – Accessing and Using Secondary Quantitative Data from the Internet
  • – Using Secondary Data in Nutritional Anthropology Research: Enhancing Ethnographic and Formative Research
  • – Designing Food Insecurity Scales from the Ground Up: An Introduction and Working Example of Building and Testing Food Insecurity Scales in Anthropological Research