Week 5 Forum
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Discussion Week 5: Food Norms and Taboos: (Please copy and paste your choice of question as your header so that readers know what you are writing about)
Select one of the following questions.
1. Early European colonial powers discovered people-eating in some of the indigenous peoples they met around the world. What was their initial conclusion concerning why this choice is made? What does Harris think is the driving force making some societies people-eaters and others not? Explain the theories in detail, explaining the logic and evidence. Also address the concept of food taboos.
2. What is the most compelling theory for why some cultures consider insects a delicacy and others don’t? Have you ever partaken in such delicacies? Was this knowingly or unknowingly?
Course ojectives completed this week:
Differentiate the meaning various foods play in the cultural traditions and beliefs of peoples world-wide
Analyze a variety of religious, economic, medical and ecological reasons for the various different foods people choose to consume
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Each week, learners will post one initial post per week. This post must demonstrate comprehension of the course materials, the ability to apply that knowledge in the real world. Learners will engage with the instructor and peers throughout the learning week. To motivate engaged discussion, posts are expected to be on time with regular interaction throughout the week. All posts should demonstrate college level writing skills. To promote vibrant discussion as we would in a face to face classroom, formatted citations and references are not required. Quotes should not be used at all, or used sparingly. If you quote a source quotation marks should be used and an APA formatted citation and reference provided.
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