Eat, Grow, Save: The Anthropology of Food and Justice|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Course Cluster: Animal Studies, Disability Studies, Health Studies, Sustainability and Environmental Justice|
This course uses the lens of justice to examine the politics of food. We will look at the cultural and political-economic dynamics of food production and consumption, considering questions of taste, class, labor, marketing, and food sovereignty. We will also examine the environmental and social impact of food production and the consumption choices we make, from organic, to vegan, to animal proteins, to foraging and hunting. We will use a range of texts, including ethnographies, theory, film/documentary/TV shows, creative nonfiction, fiction, cookbooks, blogs, and magazine articles.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)
Sidney Mintz. Anna Tsing. Timothy Pachirat. Michael Pollan. Barbara Kingslover. Josee Johnston and Shyon Baumann. Pierre Bourdieu. Seth Holmes. Roxanne Gay. Jonathan Safran Foer. Anita Mannur. Materials on the Black Panthers and the Zapatistas. Blogs. Cookbooks. Documentaries.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several short essays and an ethnographic project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Field trips and class participation.
Students requesting POI must submit a paragraph stating: 1. Why they want to take this course; 2. What previous anthropology or social theory courses they have taken; 3. One text on the topic of food (production, consumption, justice, sovereignty) they have read; and 4. One text on the same topic they wish to read. Students must email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 pm on Friday, April 13th for full consideration.