Ethnology

This quarterly journal covers a wide range of cultural and social anthropology and its cross-section specializations.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, Spring

Bean-Curd Consumption in Hong Kong
This article examines soybean curd and kindred byproducts in Hong Kong, where an ethnographic survey revealed that traditional forms of soy products have been supplemented with new consumption practices. Soyfoods have been part of Asian food systems...
Introduced Writing and Christianity: Differential Access to Religious Knowledge among the Asabano(1)
Among the precontact Asabano of Duranmin, Papua New Guinea, older men kept secret myths revealed during initiations. Their religious knowledge gave them moral authority and privilege as enculturators. Since mass conversion to Christianity, the Bible...
Jewish Cuisine
Editor's Preface: During the mid-November 2000 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (held in San Francisco, California), Sidney Mintz and I had lunch at David's Delicatessen, which is close to the convention hotel and specializes...
Reconstructing Ethnicity: Recorded and Remembered Identity in Taiwan(1)
Ethnic identity can have a different basis locally than it does at the level of the larger society or ethnic group. This point is illustrated with a reconstruction of the early twentieth-century ethnic classification used in three villages in southwestern...
Romance, Parenthood, and Gender in a Modern African Society(1)
Young Igbo men and women in Nigeria increasingly insist on choosing their marriage partners, and ideas about love are shaping Igbo constructions of marriage. But the viability of marriage still depends on fertility. This article examines the divergent...
Spectacular Quetzals, Ecotourism, and Environmental Futures in Monte Verde, Costa Rica(1)
Monte Verde, Costa Rica, has recently become a popular tourist destination among North American, European, and Costa Rican ecotourists desiring to experience rain and cloud forests. The resplendent quetzal, a migratory bird with colorful plumage and...
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