Culture: Themes in Anthropology I - Food

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Culture: Themes in Anthropology I - Food

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    AN111 (except for Occasional students)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This Course will not make you a better cook or a more accomplished food connoisseur. It won't serve as a guide for healthy eating either. To reduce food to mere nourishment and physical survival is to impoverish our human life to its bare animality. We all need to eat in order to survive, but food is more than that - in all societies. Food can be seen as a prime symbolic vehicle through which we construct our world, spin our subjectivity and mark boundaries between social classes, regions, nations, cultures, occupations, genders, etc. This is the mission of this Course.

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