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dc.contributor.authorHackman-Aidoo, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorKudzedzi, Constantine K.M.
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-10T23:07:07Z
dc.date.available2022-09-10T23:07:07Z
dc.date.created2022-08-28 23:43
dc.date.issued2022-08-21
dc.identifieroai:ajol.info:article/230069
dc.identifierhttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/gjrt/article/view/230069
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/4215543
dc.description.abstractSeveral studies have explored the close affinity between religion and food. It is evident from such studies that food plays a ritual role in most world religions. On the social level, food creates group identity and offers reasons for group interaction. Studies have also shown that food preferences are culture-specific. As a result, nearly all societies have rules on what may or may not be consumed. This selection and/or rejection of food substances have been described by many as ‘food taboo’. Nonetheless, the term in its strictest sense may present some conceptual challenges, and thus require some considerable review. This paper reviews the shades of meaning of the concept of ‘food taboo’ and the difficulty it poses in food discourse within the broad spectrum of religion. In the main, the paper provides a functional definition of ‘food taboo’ but proposes a shift in paradigm from merely considering the prohibitions associated with food to an exploration of the guiding principles underlying food conduct which may be termed ‘food ethics.’
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Ghana
dc.relation.ispartofhttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/gjrt/article/view/230069/217210
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2021 Ghana Journal of Religion and Theology
dc.sourceGhana Journal of Religion and Theology; Vol. 11 No. 1-2 (2021); 55-73
dc.subjectFood Ethics
dc.subjectFood Taboo
dc.subjectFunctional
dc.subjectReligion
dc.titleTo Eat or Not to Eat: Towards a Functional Definition of ‘Food Taboo’
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