Boxill, Ian; Santopolo, Frank A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Sociology and Social Work; Faculty of Social Sciences
Limitations of materialist and structuralist approaches to the study of nutritional behaviour
Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology
Date of Publication
Reviews some works in nutritional anthropology which use the materialist and structuralist perspectives. Argues that both theoretical perspectives, while contributing much to our understanding of human food habits, suffer from important limitations. Suggests that a theoretical approach which combines both materialist and structuralist approaches would lead to a synthesis of theory and advance the study of human food habits....