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The Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser

The Rituals of Dinner

The Rituals of Dinner by Margaret Visser
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Jul 01, 1992 | 448 Pages
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    Jul 01, 1992 | 448 Pages

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Table Of Contents

Introduction
1. Behaving
The Artificial Cannibal
Ritual
Feasting and Sacrifice
2. Learning to Behave
Bringing Children Up
Inhibitions
Aspirations
3. The Pleasure of Your Company
Company
Hosts and Guests
Invitations
Coming Right In
Taking Our Places
4. Dinner is Served
The First Bite
Taking Note of Our Surroundings
The Prospect Before Us
Fingers
Chopsticks
Knives, Forks, Spoons
Sequence
Helpings
Carving
The Red, the White, and the Gold
Table Talk
Feeding, Feasts, and Females
All Gone
5. No Offence
Pollution
The Rules and Regulation of the Mouth
The Proprieties of Posture and Demeanour

Postscript: How Rude Are We?
References
Bibliography
Index

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