AUSOC 341 - Sociology of Food

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Augustana Faculty

This course places food into broader sociocultural context to better understand why we eat what we eat. Topics will include: patterns of food production, distribution and consumption; the role of rood in relation to embodiment, identities, culture, class, and gender; the socio-cultural and political-economic organization of local, national, and global food systems; the implication of the food system for health, urban-rural relations, ecological sustainability, and social justice; food as a site of power relations, contestation, and social movements. In sum, this course will offer a sociological perspective of the food system and of engagements for its social transformation. Prerequisites: *3 at a senior level in Sociology and 3rd year standing, or consent of the instructor.

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Winter Term 2023


Section Capacity Dates + Times Instructor(s)
2023-01-25 - 2023-04-17
W 18:00 - 21:00 (AU LIB 2 103)
Primary Instructor: Kierstin Hatt