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The Politics of Food in Film: Cultural Political in the Body Politic
GOVT 380
Fall 2007 not offered

This course examines how the portrayal of food and diverse culinary practices in film can help us to understand the character and identity of the body politic. The interdisciplinary medium of "foodways" is an especially useful way of understanding several concepts that are a critical part of the political, such as the distinction between public and private, between self and state, and many others. Moreover, the study of foodways sheds much light on the politics of identity, race relations, and gender relations.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GOVT151 OR GOVT105
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-01-2023
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