Uncertain Tastes

a senior elder of the Kimaniki age set, are typical when he asserts, “All foods are just the same in taste. So long as the food is cooked well, it is a must that all food will taste delicious.” Indeed, it is difficult to imagine a ...

Uncertain Tastes

This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social and material life. He shows that if Samburu reaction to the new foods is primarily negative--they are referred to disparagingly as "gray food” and "government food”--it is also deeply ambivalent. For example, the Samburu attribute a host of social maladies to these dietary changes, including selfishness and moral decay. Yet because the new foods save lives during famines, the same individuals also talk of the triumph of reason over an antiquated culture and speak enthusiastically of a better life where there is less struggle to find food. Through detailed analysis of a range of food-centered arenas, Uncertain Tastes argues that the experience of food itself--symbolic, sensuous, social, and material-is intrinsically characterized by multiple and frequently conflicting layers.

Essays on Economic Decisions Under Uncertainty

3.2 A digression : uncertainty about tastes An understanding of the equivalence , from the viewpoint of allocation , of conditional markets and markets for contingent claims to commodities other than the numeraire may help to explain ...

Essays on Economic Decisions Under Uncertainty

Professor Dreze is a highly respected mathematical economist and econometrician. This book brings together some of his major contributions to the economic theory of decision making under uncertainty, and also several essays. These include an important essay on 'Decision theory under moral hazard and state dependent preferences' that significantly extends modern theory, and which provides rigorous foundations for subsequent chapters. Topics covered within the theory include decision theory, market allocation and prices, consumer decisions, theory of the firm, labour contracts, and public decisions.

Grevillea

Faint odours and uncertain tastes are valueless , except to mislead , and this implies condemnation of the method adopted by some persons in making it to form part of their characteristic diagnosis of new species that its " odour ...

Grevillea


Uncertain Values

An Axiomatic Approach to Axiological Uncertainty Stefan Riedener. Lewis, D. (1980). ... Moral Uncertainty and its Consequences. ... Incomplete preferences under uncertainty: Indecisiveness in beliefs vs. tastes.

Uncertain Values

Die neue Reihe Ideen&Argumente ist dem Ideal einer pluralistischen und offenen Argumentationskultur verpflichtet und präsentiert in solider Ausstattung Themen und Fragestellungen, die inhaltlich oder methodisch wichtige Beiträge zur zeitgenössischen Philosophie leisten. Die Publikationen sollen die Vorzüge angelsächsischer und kontinentaler Philosophietraditionen in ein produktives Zusammenspiel bringen. Herausragende, systematisch ausgerichtete Originalausgaben und deutsche Erstausgaben aus allen Teilgebieten der Theoretischen und Praktischen Philosophie finden in Ideen&Argumente ihren Platz. Willkommen sind programmatische Monographien jeglicher philosophischer Provenienz. Es gilt, die zeitgenössische Philosophie in ihrer thematischen und methodischen Vielfalt neu zur Geltung zu bringen.

Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists Field Club

Faint odours and uncertain tastes are valueless , except to mislead , and this implies condemnation of the method adopted by some persons in making it to form part of their characteristic diagnosis of new species that its " odour ...

Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists  Field Club


How Uncertainty Related Ideas Can Provide Theoretical Explanation For Empirical Dependencies

What are tastes for? Informal description. When we have a mouthful of useful food, it is necessary to detect whether there is any unwelcome part in it. One of the purposes of taste is to detect this part and thus not allow it into the ...

How Uncertainty Related Ideas Can Provide Theoretical Explanation For Empirical Dependencies

This book shows how to provide uncertainty-related theoretical justification for empirical dependencies, on the examples from numerous application areas. Such justifications are needed, since without them, practitioners may be reluctant to use these dependencies: purely empirical formulas often turn out to hold only in some cases. Examples of new theoretical explanations range from fundamental physics (quark confinement, galaxy superclusters, etc.) and geophysics (earthquake analysis) to transportation and electrical engineering to computer science (image processing, quantum computing) and pedagogy (equity, effect of repetitions). The book is useful to students and specialists in the corresponding areas. Most of the examples use common general techniques, so the book is also useful to practitioners and researchers in other application areas who look for ways to provide theoretical justifications for their areas’ empirical dependencies.

Markets Information and Uncertainty

Numerous authors have noted the difficulties associated with uncertainty about tastes ( individual preferences ) - so many that I refrain from any references for fear of missing seminal ones . An individual i who has just signed up for ...

Markets  Information and Uncertainty

Leading theorists offer insights on the role of uncertainty and information in the market.

This Fine Place So Far from Home

As Pierre Bourdieu explains : The manner which designates the infallible taste of the " taste - maker ” and exposes the uncertain tastes of the possessors of an " ill - gotten " culture is so important , in all markets and especially in ...

This Fine Place So Far from Home

These autobiographical and analytical essays by a diverse group of professors and graduate students from working-class families reveal an academic world in which "blue-collar work is invisible." Describing conflict and frustration, the contributors expose a divisive middle-class bias in the university setting. Many talk openly about how little they understood about the hierarchy and processes of higher education, while others explore how their experiences now affect their relationships with their own students. They all have in common the anguish of choosing to hide their working-class background, to keep the language of home out of the classroom and the ideas of school away from home. These startlingly personal stories highlight the fissure between a working-class upbringing and the more privileged values of the institution.

The Echo Club and Other Literary Diversions

... since they are the first to recognize the good points of the latter , to strengthen them with warm and intelligent sympathy , and to commend them to the slower perceptions and more uncertain tastes of the mass of readers .

The Echo Club  and Other Literary Diversions


Roman Frugality

Cultural Responses to Risk and Uncertainty, eds. P. Halstead and J. O'Shea. Cambridge: 68–80. ... Holtzman, J. (2009) Uncertain Tastes: Memory, Ambivalence and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya. Berkeley and Los Angeles.

Roman Frugality

Roman Frugality offers the first-ever systematic analysis of the variants of individual and collective self-restraint that shaped ancient Rome throughout its history and had significant repercussions in post-classical times. In particular, it tries to do the complexity of a phenomenon justice that is situated at the interface of ethics and economics, self and society, the real and the imaginary, and touches upon thrift and sobriety in the material sphere, but also modes of moderation more generally, not least in the spheres of food and drink, sex and power. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on ancient history, philology, archaeology and the history of thought, the volume traces the role of frugal thought and practice within the evolving political culture and political economy of ancient Rome from the archaic age to the imperial period and concludes with a chapter that explores the reception of ancient ideas of self-restraint in early modern times.

Princeton Review

The minority which possesses taste and judgment has its helpful influence , but is not the power which fills streets with ... Moreover , the architect , appealing as he does to the rather languid and uncertain tastes of his clients ...

Princeton Review


The New Princeton Review

The minority which possesses taste and judgment has its helpful influence , but is not the power which fills streets with ... Moreover , the architect , appealing as he does to the rather languid and uncertain tastes of his clients ...

The New Princeton Review

Includes index.

Natural Resources Uncertainty and General Equilibrium Systems

We may summarize this case of identical tastes and constant (vectoral) risk aversion. THEOREM on uniform tastes and constant (vectoral) risk aversion When all people have identical tastes and the same constant relative (vectoral) risk ...

Natural Resources  Uncertainty  and General Equilibrium Systems

Natural Resources, Uncertainty, and General Equilibrium Systems: Essays in Memory of Rafael Lusky compiles a collection of works by economists who had been friends and colleagues of Rafael Lusky, a teacher in the University of Florida and contributor to theoretical resource economics. This book is divided into four sections— natural resources, uncertainty, general equilibrium systems, and policy and applications. In these sections, this text specifically discusses the resource depletion with technological uncertainty and the Rawlsian fairness principle; monopoly, uncertainty, and exploration; and price discrimination under uncertainty. The insurance theoretic aspects of workers' compensation; adverse selection and optimum insurance policies; and difficulty with Keynesian models of aggregate demand are also elaborated. This compilation likewise deliberates the exchange model of bilateral trade; optimal taxes on foreign lending; and extended linear permanent expenditure system (ELPES). This publication is a useful reference for economists and students concerned with theoretical resource economics.

American Illustrated Magazine

... and that , beyond certain hard and have become worse , and would require rather to be fast rules , you have several very uncertain tastes and carried than merely helped , he went back for Kaufman . wants to take into account .

American Illustrated Magazine


Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

... and that , beyond certain hard and have become worse , and would require rather to be fast rules , you have several very uncertain tastes and carried than merely helped , he went back for Kaufman . wants to take into account .

Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly


The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying

Uncertain tastes: Memory, ambivalence, and the politics of eating in Samburu, northern Kenya. Berkeley: University of California Press. Hubert, Henri, and Marcel Mauss (1964). Sacrifice: Its nature and function.

The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying

Few issues apply universally to people as poignantly as death and dying. All religions address concerns with death from the handling of human remains, to defining death, to suggesting what happens after life. The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying provides readers with an overview of the study of death and dying. Questions of death, mortality, and more recently of end-of-life care, have long been important ones and scholars from a range of fields have approached the topic in a number of ways. Comprising over fifty-two chapters from a team of international contributors, the companion covers: funerary and mourning practices; concepts of the afterlife; psychical issues associated with death and dying; clinical and ethical issues; philosophical issues; death and dying as represented in popular culture. This comprehensive collection of essays will bring together perspectives from fields as diverse as history, philosophy, literature, psychology, archaeology and religious studies, while including various religious traditions, including established religions like Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism as well as new or less widely known traditions such as the Spiritualist Movement, the Church of Latter Day Saints, and Raëlianism. The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, philosophy and literature.

Ethno erotic Economies

Postcolonial Studies 8(1): 83–96. ———. 2006. “The World Is Dead and Cooking's Killed It: Food and the Gender of Memory in Samburu, Northern Kenya.” Food and Foodways 14 (3–4): 175–200. ———. 2009. Uncertain Tastes: Memory, Ambivalence, ...

Ethno erotic Economies

Ethno-erotic Economies explores a fascinating case of tourism focused on sex and culture in coastal Kenya, where young men deploy stereotypes of African warriors to help them establish transactional sexual relationships with European women. In bars and on beaches, young men deliberately cultivate their images as sexually potent African men to attract women, sometimes for a night, in other cases for long-term relationships. George Paul Meiu uses his deep familiarity with the communities these men come from to explore the long-term effects of markets of ethnic culture and sexuality on a wide range of aspects of life in rural Kenya, including kinship, ritual, gender, intimate affection, and conceptions of aging. What happens to these communities when young men return with such surprising wealth? And how do they use it to improve their social standing locally? By answering these questions, Ethno-erotic Economies offers a complex look at how intimacy and ethnicity come together to shape the pathways of global and local trade in the postcolonial world.

The Echo Club

... since they are the first to recognize the good points of the latter , to strengthen them with warm and intelligent sympathy , and to commend them to the slower perceptions and more uncertain tastes of the mass of readers .

The Echo Club


Table Talk

... for it fits to a It is certainly very queer that the stupidest reader of uncertain tastes as well as to the man that breathes , one that barely escapes most critical . Both stories are illustrated . Written for " Table Talk .

Table Talk


Life and Death

... in E. M. Meyers (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, Volume 2, 337–42, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Holtzman, J. (2009), Uncertain Tastes: Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in ...

Life and Death

Life and Death: Social Perspectives on Biblical Bodies explores some of the social, material, and ideological dynamics shaping life and death in both the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel and Judah. Analysing topics ranging from the bodily realities of gestation, subsistence, and death, and embodied performances of gender, power, and status, to the imagined realities of post-mortem and divine existence, the essays in this volume offer exciting new trajectories in our understanding of the ways in which embodiment played out in the societies in which the texts of the Hebrew Bible emerged.