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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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ANT 295-01 - Special Topic: The Anthropology of Food

4 credits (Spring)
Food is a daily need, a cultural signifier, a means of structuring identity, value, race and gender, and a manifestation of inequality. We eat to survive, and we eat to celebrate. This course introduces students to a wide range of approaches to food studies in anthropology while also providing a new lens through which to see their own assumptions about, and relationships to food and eating practices. As an everyday practice, food is an ideal means for thinking through complex anthropological questions. We will explore food and eating practices through various individual and cultural identities as well as at larger scales, such as links between food and climate change, capitalism, and nation-building. 

Prerequisite: ANT 104  or second-year standing
Instructor: de Wet