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Food, Culture, and Society: A Focus on Native North America

AMST 285
Fall 2019 not offered
Course Cluster: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

This course approaches food from the various perspectives of social sciences, focusing on historically and culturally variable forms of food production, exchange, preparation, and consumption as the means through which both individual and social bodies are constructed and reproduced. We begin with a brief overview of evolution, adaptation, and subsistence strategies, followed by an examination of why we eat what we eat (and what it means). We then examine food and the environment; food and colonialism, the globalization of food and food production; food and identities, food and bodies (cultures of thinness and fatness). We examine concepts of food security, food apartheid, and food sovereignty, and end with an examination of food justice movements and food-related social movements, with a focus on Native American communities.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUL-22-2024
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