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 2016 Schedule
|D1||CAS 228||R 6:00 pm-9:00 pm|
SPRG 2017 Schedule
|A1||M 6:00 pm-9:00 pm|
Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term