Eating Identities: Food, Gender and Race
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Food Studies
Course Number: NFDS 3401
Course Format: Lecture
Location: Online
Permission Required: No
  • Food Studies
  • Media & Culture
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
This course examines how food-related representations establish, question, reinforce, reproduce, or overturn cultural assumptions about gender, race, and class relations. Students study the representation of food in media including advertisements, TV shows, cookbooks, travel brochures, magazines, blogs, and videos. Drawing on this critical analysis, the class identifies and discusses elements and themes connected with eating that shape the way gender and race are perceived, negotiated, and embodied in popular culture.
Course Open to: Degree Students