- Code ANTH2132
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Health
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand the relevance of studying food anthropologically;
- appreciate the cultural dimensions of food;
- understand the various roles of food in webs of power and disempowerment, globalisation, bodies, social relations and culture;
- participate in a community of scholars organised around an interest in food; and
- apply anthropological ideas and techniques to the study of food.
- Participation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Tutorial presentation, 15 minutes (20) [LO 3,4,5]
- Minor Essay (1500 words) (25) [LO 4,5]
- Major Essay (2500 words) (40) [LO 1,3,5]
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Workload130 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.
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