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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 295-01 - Special Topic: Politics of Cuisine and Consumption of the Other

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: AMS 295-01 . In our era of both romanticizing and rejecting the realities of globalization, food is an object and political issue that can exacerbate or diffuse conflict. This course considers ways food intersects with the construction and management of “identities.” We will contextualize the intersections of cuisine and consumption within broader concerns about representations of difference and consumer culture; examine different forms in which food mediates recognition and respect, and explore culinary tourism and question of voyeurism. This course will include two Sunday field trips to Des Moines that will take place after spring break.

Prerequisite: ANT 104 AMS 130 , or SOC 111  and any 200-level course from any division.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Gibel Mevorach