Middlebury

HIST 0209

History of US Food Politics

History of US Food Politics
In this course we will use U.S. food politics as a lens for understanding developments in political economy, changes in the role of the state, and evolving attitudes toward gender, race, labor, childhood, citizenship, health, and the body during the twentieth century. How have government, corporations, and scientists shaped U.S. foodways? How have people been affected by broad trends in food politics, and how have they resisted, as consumers, citizens, and activists? To answer these questions, we will use methods of social and cultural history to explore food politics from the top down and the bottom up. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS NOR SOC

Sections

Spring 2020

HIST0209A-S20 Lecture (Povitz)

Spring 2019

HIST0209A-S19 Lecture (Povitz)