Food HIstory and Globalization
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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 4530
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Food Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
Description:
Crops, recipes, and culinary techniques have traveled across regions and populations since the beginning of human cultures. This course focuses on the dynamics beyond these movements and the role they played in the globalization of consumption and material culture. We will examine the role that food has played in trade, territorial expansion, ecological imperialism, migrations and other worldwide phenomena. Using cultural and political interpretive frames, the course will examine cases from around the globe.
Course Open to: Degree Students