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ANTH 210 001 (Lecture)

Eating Culture

An anthropological exploration of how the collection, cultivation and consumption of food shapes human society and culture.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 03, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019)


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 17, 2019
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 11, 2019

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Tue Thu14:0015:30West Mall Swing Space122
Instructor: BARKER, JOHN
TA: O'HERN, CAILIN
PHILLIPS, NANCY


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-  We are what we eat. Food is essential to our biological survival, yet there are few aspects of human life that are as culturally varied and elaborated as food getting, consumption and symbolism. In this course, we will survey anthropological contributions to the study of food particularly as related to modes of social organization and cultural systems of meaning. More specifically, we will draw on recent multi-sited ethnographies to learn about the local and global impacts of the mass marketing of food commodities such as sugar, maize and instant noodles as well as the risks and promises the globalization of food presents to our collective survival.

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
Eating Culture 2/E Required CROWTHER 9781487593292
Noodle Narratives Required ERRINGTON 9780520276345