Food and Culture

This course surveys how cultural anthropologists have studied the big questions about food and culture. How and why do people restrict what foods are considered ?edible? or morally acceptable? How is food processed and prepared, and what does food tell us about other aspects of culture like gender and ethnic identity? How have power issues of gender, class, and colonialism shaped people?s access to food? How has industrialization changed food, and where are foodways headed in the future? Along the way, students will read and see films about foodways in Europe, Africa, Asia, the United States, and Latin America.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Anthropology
Number: 
ANTHRO 258
Semester: 
Summer 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017
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