INTL 0460

Global Consumptions

Global Consumptions: Food, Eating, and Power in Comparative Perspective
Using interdisciplinary approaches, we will examine the practices and politics of food and eating in a range of regions. Food sustains not only bodies, but national, ethnic, and social identities as well. Notions of time and space, order and transgression, nature and culture have long affected what people eat and how they do it. How does eating, this most basic and universal of human practices, both reflect difference and create it? How are food systems, symbolic and “real,” linked to national and international politics: Finally, how are contemporary food practices influenced by “modernization” and “globalization”? We will consider these and other questions as they apply to Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. This course is equivalent to SOAN 0460. 3 hrs. sem.
International Studies
Prog in International Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
FREN 0359 *
IGST 0460
SOAN 0460 *
FREN 0460


Spring 2012

INTL0460A-S12 Seminar (Oxfeld, Schwartz)

Spring 2010

INTL0460A-S10 Seminar (Oxfeld, Schwartz)

Spring 2008

INTL0460A-S08 Seminar (Oxfeld, Schwartz)

Fall 2005

INTL0460A-F05 Seminar (Oxfeld, Schwartz)

Fall 2003

INTL0460A-F03 Lecture (Oxfeld, Schwartz)