Why that is some foods remain taboo in the U.S.A and should they be reexamined.

Why that is some foods remain taboo in the U.S.A and should they be reexamined.

Why is it that some foods remain taboo in the United States, a country with a particularly multicultural population, wide-ranging availability of foods, and relatively short cultural history? Should that taboo be reexamined for the 21 century American table? in an APA-style argumentative research paper of about 1,750 words (plus a 100- abstract), argue for the possible origins of one of the following food taboos, linking it at some point in the paper to Meyer-Rochow’s Framework for the understanding the origins taboos across cultures generally.


Topic: Rats or dogs


You’ll need at least seven academic sources for this paper, you may not use opinion writing, no news (except science reporting).


In term of format, you’ll need:


  1. Abstract page. 2. Introduction section: that describes the taboo and presents your thesis about the reasoning behind it. 3. Literature Review Section: presenting the background, context or existing research on the taboo. (This section should be 30-40%of your word count.) 4. An argument section: explaining your own argument on the current knowledge regarding the taboo (why it developed in America), its probable place within Meyer-Rochow’s framework, and your perspective on whether the taboo should be preserved or reevaluated. (This sections should also make up 30-40% of your word count.) 5. a conclusion reiterating your reasoning and highlighting any greater meaning. 6. An APA-style reference page with at least 7 sources- 6 of yours plus Meyer-Rochow. These sources should be google scholars or uniformly appropriate for college writing.




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Food remains an important part of human well being. While this is so, different communities exhibit differences in the type of foods they eat. Some of these differences are in form of taboos, that is, one community may consume what another does not on the ground that the item in question is prohibited by the latter. This paper seeks to look at one such taboo relating to the American community, the eating of dogs. The paper will endeavor to explain the origin of the taboo and the various reasons as to why it is a taboo till date despite some communities in the world partaking dog meat. It will further demonstrate reasonable grounds why some beliefs in such communities fail the test of time. Basically, the call for dogs as pet friends will be emphasized and how these pets remain important to human lives. Finally, the call to protect the animal in question after determining how the taboo works not only to prohibit humans from eating, but due to the important place the animal has in society.

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