Anthropology of Food

MET ML 641

What can food tell us about human culture and social organization? Food offers us many opportunities to explore the ways in which humans go about their daily lives from breaking bread at the family table, haggling over the price of meat at the market to worrying about having enough to eat. Food can also tell us about larger social organizations and global interconnections through products like Spam that are traded around the globe and the ways in which a fruit like the tomato transformed the culinary culture of European nations. In this course we will consider how the Anthropology of Food has developed as a subfield of Cultural Anthropology. We will also look at the various methodologies and theoretical frameworks used by anthropologists to study food and culture. 4 cr.

FALL 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Rovner FLR 123 T 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

SPRG 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Metheny FLR 123 M 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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