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FREN0346

Food And Culture

"I eat - therefore I am", Food and Culture in France*
What's in a meal? Historians and anthropologists have long shown food and eating practices to be a function of culture. In France in particular, food and cuisine are fundamental elements of national heritage and cultural identity. What does the organization of the eating ritual say about the French? What do food and eating have to do with class and gender, time and space? How are eating and drinking unique forms of political expression? Works from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives will inform our study of French society through its singular approach to the culture of the table. Readings will include works by Brillat-Savarin, Barthes, Zola, and others. (FREN 0221 or FREN 0230 or by waiver). 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LNG SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2014

FREN0346A-F14 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2013

FREN0346A-S13 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2009

FREN0346A-S09 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2006

FREN0346A-S06 Lecture (Schwartz)