Rebecca Popenoe's Ethnography in "Feeding Desire" Book Review by Top Papers

Rebecca Popenoe's Ethnography in "Feeding Desire"
A review of Rebecca Popenoe's ethnography on female fatness among the Arabs of the Azawagh region of Niger.
# 143451 | 1,250 words | 1 source | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Anthropology (African) , Nutrition (Food)


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This paper reviews and analyzes Rebecca Popenoe's ethnography of the social and cultural significance of female fatness among the Arabs of the Azawagh region of Niger. According to the paper, this work represents a fascinating contribution to our understanding of how the human body is defined socially in terms of gender and cultural criteria such as beauty. In this review, through a critical evaluation of Popenoe's contentions, methods and conclusions are critically evaluated.

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"Rebecca Popenoe's ethnography of the social and cultural significance of female fatness among the Arabs of the Azawagh region of Niger, in West Africa, represents a fascinating contribution to our understanding of how the human body is defined socially in terms of gender and cultural criteria such as beauty. In this review, through a critical evaluation of Popenoe's contentions, methods and conclusions will be critically evaluated, it will be shown how the author not only insightfully explores the cultural context of the Arabs of the Azawagh on their own terms, but..."

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Rebecca Popenoe's Ethnography in "Feeding Desire" (2009, December 01) Retrieved June 02, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/rebecca-popenoe-ethnography-in-feeding-desire-143451/

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"Rebecca Popenoe's Ethnography in "Feeding Desire"" 01 December 2009. Web. 02 June. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/rebecca-popenoe-ethnography-in-feeding-desire-143451/>

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