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American vs. Japanese Food Customs
A comparison of American and Japanese food-related customs.
# 120939 | 1,250 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Anthropology (Asian) , Anthropology (North American) , Nutrition (Food) , Sociology (General)

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This paper discusses the differences between American and Japanese food-related customs, emphasizing fast food, slow food, community, and respect. The paper emphasizes the special relationship of food to a culture.

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"Few things are more intimate or more telling than a culture's relationship with food. Not only does the food people eat affect the way they think of themselves but also the way they think of others, as Braudel points out, the Europeans have the saying "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are". Ohnuki-Tierney Parry notes; "A man is what he eats. Not only is his bodily substance created out of food but so is his moral disposition". (Ohnuki-Tierney) A country's food and..."

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