Anthropology of Food

ANTHRO XL 133F
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?
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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.

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