May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 3600 Food Culture and Identity

This course introduces students to the anthropology of food and the emerging field of critical food studies. This course will explore how food shapes individual and collective identities, enabling people to perform and maintain group affiliations (e.g. along ethnic and national lines) and to stake out claims to ethical personhood. The course pays special attention to the gendered politics of home and family; ethnicity, migration, and diaspora cuisines; memory and nostalgia; as well as class, conspicuous consumption, and the troubled quest for authenticity. This is a UCC Area 5 and some sections of this course may be Writing Intensive.  
Credits: 3.0