• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Health, Medicine and the Body
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rebecca Hendershott
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course will introduce students to the various ways in which anthropologists have explored food and the practice of eating in a variety of ethnographic contexts and through a multiplicity of theoretical lenses.  Topics to be be discussed will include food and identity; food, symbol, mind, meaning and material; food and the Body; food, sex and gender; food and religion; food politics; ethics and moralities of food consumption and avoidance; the social performance of taste and taste; food, senses, migration and memory; food, globalisation, exchange and tourism.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Understand the relevance of studying food anthropologically;
  2. Appreciate the cultural dimensions of food;
  3. Understand the various roles of food in webs of power and disempowerment, globalisation, bodies, social relations and culture;
  4. Participate in a community of scholars organised around an interest in food; and
  5. Apply anthropological ideas and techniques to the study of food.

Indicative Assessment

Participation (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Tutorial presentation, 15 minutes (20%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5]
Minor essay, 1500 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 4, 5]
Major essay, 2500 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading, and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level courses, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH6518.

Preliminary Reading

Students would benefit from reading the following texts prior to commencing the course:

Anderson, E. N. 2005 ‘Introduction: Everyone Eats' in his Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture. New York: New York University Press pp. 1-10.

Kittler, P. and K. Sucher 2008 ‘1: Food and Culture' in their Food and Culture 5th ed., CA: Thomson Wadsworth pp. 1-25.

Ashkenazi, M. and J. Jacob 2000 ‘Chapter 2: A Framework For Discussion' in their The Essence of Japanese Cuisine: An Essay on Food and Culture Phil: University of Pennsylvania Press pp. 15-36.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8600 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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