Consumerism and Food

  • S. A. M. Adshead


Niels Bohr was in the habit of saying that a great truth was a statement of which the opposite was also a great truth. In this chapter, it is hoped to reverse Ludwig Feuerbach’s dictum, Der Mensch ist was er isst, into its consumerist opposite: man eats what he is, if being may be social and evaluative as well as individual and psychological.


Material Culture Soya Bean Yangtze Delta East India Company Side Dish 
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  • S. A. M. Adshead
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  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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