SOAN 249 The Political Economy of Food
Content: Situating food at the intersection of political economy, society, and culture, an exploration of how food is produced and consumed. Topics include the relationships between society and agricultural forms; technologies of food production and ecological impacts; commodity chains and the industrialization of foods; food inequality and hunger; food and the body (e.g., diets, health, obesity, anorexia, fast food vs. slow food, farmer's markets vs. supermarkets); and cultures of food--from personal identity to ethnic identity to cuisine tourism to utopian visions.
Prerequisites: SOAN 100 or SOAN 110.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, fall semester.
Semester credits: 4.