This advanced Cultural Studies Seminar is an interdisciplinary investigation into the cultural dimensions of food. Using a variety of theoretical perspectives and models, the course examines such issues as Food, Meaning & Voice, Body & Culture, and the Political Economy of Food. Questions of gender, ethnicity, class, consumption, agribusiness, global politics, and semiotics will guide our studies, while we attempt to understand the complex ways in which social norms, cultural meaning, and economic realities underlie food habits. Our texts will draw on a wide range of sources from cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, literature, film and media culture.


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