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ANTH 210 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

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ANTH 210 001Lecture1 Tue Thu14:0015:30

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.

ANTH 210 002Lecture2 Tue Thu14:0015:30