21A.155 Food, Culture, and Politics


Class Info

Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural study of how personal identities and social groups are formed via food production, preparation, and consumption. Organized around critical discussion of what makes "good" food good (healthy, authentic, ethical, etc.). Uses anthropological and literary classics as well as recent writing and films on the politics of food and agriculture. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication provided.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.155 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. Paxson.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays in 66-160.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-M.

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