Anthropology of Food
This course explores food and the culture of food. How is food affected by class, ethnicity, nationalism, capitalism, gender, race, and sexuality? How does food shape our identities, desires, and needs?
What you can learn.
- Understand how cultural factors affect the production, consumption, and distribution of food
- Understand how food shapes identities, desires, and needs in the contemporary world
- Analyze food's relationship to economic, cultural, and political factors
About this course:This course covers the production, consumption, and distribution of food, with particular emphasis on culture of food. Explore the ecological history, class, poverty, hunger, ethnicity, nationalism, capitalism, gender, race, and sexuality of food and how it shapes identities, desires, and needs in our contemporary world. Transferable for UC credit.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam.
Enrollment limited to 25 students. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: April 3, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.