The Anthropology of Food
Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-39
Deborah B. Gewertz (Section 01)
Because food is necessary to sustain biological life, its production and provision occupy humans everywhere. Due to this essential importance, food also operates to create and symbolize collective life. This seminar will examine the social and cultural significance of food. Topics to be discussed include: the evolution of human food systems, the social and cultural relationships between food production and human reproduction, the development of women’s association with the domestic sphere, the meaning and experience of eating disorders, and the connection among ethnic cuisines, nationalist movements and social classes.
Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Gewertz.
If Overenrolled: If the course is overenrolled, will privilege majors and ask students to provide the reasons they wish to take the course.
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013