Ant302 Essay - January 30, 2007 Who gets to decide what's...

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January 30, 2007 Who gets to decide what’s considered food? In many different places around the world food is considered to be a big and important aspect of the different cultures. Although food itself is a common part of different cultures, the foods that cultures consider edible can be quite different from one place to another. In American culture, for example, dog is not considered to be suitable for eating neither are ants. In a different part of the world dogs and ants are considered edible and are consumed on a fairly regular basis. Personally, I would describe eating a dog or eating ants absolutely repulsive and disgusting. Ethnocentrism is judging another culture based on your on values and beliefs. The way American society views eating dogs, ants, monkey brains, guinea pigs, and so on could be seen as ethnocentric. It would be extremely difficult to put an American into another culture and show them people eating dogs or guinea pigs. They may look at the people eating these different foods
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This essay was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course ANT 302 taught by Professor Seriff during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Ant302 Essay - January 30, 2007 Who gets to decide what's...

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