The Global Politics of Food and Eating
Area of Study
Taught In English
39 credit points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIn the twenty first century there is a newly emerging intensity to discussions around food and eating. From the rise of consumer and farmer movements organising around critiques of the industrialised systems of food production on the future ecological sustainability to the growing focus on food and cuisine in the media and other culture industries, the question of how and what we eat has become a key topic for public debate around new understandings of the self, the nation, the environment and the planet. In this course we will examine the sociological and political dimensions of food from both consumption and production perspectives. Topics will include: the benefits and perils of the modern food system and culinary modernism; food security and food scarcity; food in moral economies; the fast food industry and its critics; ethical eating practices; food and cultural heritage; food and migration; and food in the media and popular culture.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.