Spring 2012 not offered
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This seminar will address the history of poverty and of poor people, focusing primarily on the production, consumption, and availability of food. We will take as our assumption that food, hunger, and nutrition are political issues that are vital to how states, corporations, and citizens understand their ethical obligations to, and power over, others. Placing events in the United States (such as the the food stamp program developed in the 1960s) in a comparative global context, we will think about how different states and societies interact over, negotiate about, and imagine solutions to the problem of feeding their people.
Students will research the historical causes of poverty in their home communities, using government documents available at Olin library as their main primary source material.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
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