Introduction to Food Studies
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Food Studies
Course Number: NFDS 2050
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Food is becoming increasingly relevant in post-industrial societies and is also playing a very visible role in contemporary cultures. This course will explore the connections among food, culture, and society, looking at the function of food in the construction of personal and collective identities in terms of body, race and ethnicity, class, gender, nationality, and social movements. Students will also examine the cultural aspects of political issues, with a particular attention to the United States but also taking into consideration globalization and the international flows of people, goods, ideas, and technologies. While investigating these topics, the course will introduce analytical approaches and methods that are widely used in the growing research field of food studies.