ANTH 311 A: The Cultural Politics Of Diet And Nutrition

Meeting Time: 
MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
JHN 075
SLN: 
10310
Instructor:
Ann S. Anagnost

Syllabus Description:

 

 

Tentative Class Schedule:

1/4:     Introduction

 

The Biopolitics of Obesity

1/9:     Vitruvian Homer

            Reading: Bordo

1/11:   Film: Food Inc. (91 minutes)

Reading: Patel

           

1/16:   Martin Luther King Day (no class)

1/18:   The High Cost of Cheap Food

            Short Assignment: Film Reflection

 

1/23:   A Body Made Productive for Capital

            Reading: Guthman and Dupuis

1/25:   Slow Death

            Reading: Berlant; Cate

 

1/30:   Eat This! Don’t Eat That!

            Reading: Nestle

2/1:     The New Health Consumer

            Reading: Rose

Short Assignment: Your Food Pyramid

 

2/6:     Film: Frontline Diet Wars (60 minutes)

            Reading: Hite et al.

2/8:     The Health Blogosphere

            Reading: Taubes

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F04E2D61F3EF934A35754C0A9649C8B63&sec=health&pagewanted=all 

Online research

 

School Food

2/13:   School Food Is Industrial Food

            Reading: Poppendieck (Intro and Chapter 1)

Assignment Due: Online Research Report (course dropbox)

2/15:   The Paradox of Free and Reduced Lunch

            Reading: Poppendieck (Chapters 5 & 7)

 

2/20:   President’s Day (no class)

2/22:   The Edible Schoolyard

            Reading: Poppendieck (Chapter 8)

Flanagan  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/01/cultivating-failure/307819/

Assignment Due: School Lunch Memoir (course dropbox)

 

Ethical Eaters

2/27:   Experiments in Urban Food Sovereignty

            Reading: Novella Carpenter (entire book)

3/1:     Punk Cuisine

            Reading: Clark

 

3/6:     Paleo fitness: My Big Fat Diet (45 minutes)

            Carerra-Bastos

Good Magazine http://www.good.is/post/good-asks-the-experts-is-the-paleolithic-diet-really-better/?utm_source=supr

 

3/8:     Reclaiming the Pre-Industrial Diet

Anagnost http://sp.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/2/274.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=ofzIFcOmNqhD0iB

 

March 16: Final Paper Due: Essay on Ethical Eating

Catalog Description: 
Examines current debates within the United States about what dietary guidelines are optimal for human health; how changing conceptions of individual responsibility and political life are framing these debates; how social movements for food sovereignty are changing food practices: and how eaters define their ethics through food. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 12, 2017 - 9:00pm