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  Fall Semester 2015


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Fall 2015

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Video materials used in class illustrate many topics covered in this course. Consider these presentations similar to lab sessions, that is, watch them carefully and critically rather than simply watch another movie or video. The exams will include these materials, and it will be assumed that you have paid critical attention to them.

Week

Day

Date

No.

Title

TBA        
Week 01 Day 01
Tuesday
1 Sept.
2015
 
  Day 02
Thursday
3 Sept.
2015
   
Week 02 Day 03
Tuesday
8 Sept.
2015
 
  Day 04
Thursday
10 Sept.
2015
   
Week 03 Day 05
Tuesday
15 Sept.
2015
 
  Day 06
Thursday
17 Sept.
2015
   
Week 04 Day 07
Tuesday
22 Sept.
2015
 
  Day 08
Thursday
24 Sept.
2015
   
Week 05 Day 09
Tuesday
29 Sept.
2015
 
After Winter, Spring

US Release Date: 2015     Copyright Date: 2013
DVD ISBN: 1-94154-527-0
UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD (ordered 2015.03.24)
tba
"An intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture. .. . In an era of rapid growth of mega-farms, the encroachment of suburbia and new European Union rules and reductions of agricultural subsidies, the farmers in the Périgord region of southwest France are forced to confront challenges that threaten the very existence of their small farms. . . ."
<http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/aws.html>
  Day 10
Thursday
1 Oct.
2015
   
Week 06 Day 11
Tuesday
6 Oct.
2015
 
 
  Day 12
Thursday
8 Oct.
2015
   
Week 07 Day 13
Tuesday
13 Oct.
2015
 
 
Midterm Exam

The GC Midterm Exam Live Chat will be the night before the exam from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Monday, 12 October 2015. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 7 Panel.

f2015 Understanding Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be in class, Week 7 Day 13, Tuesday, 13 October 2015

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox

browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).


Complete information on the Midterm exam is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afexams_midterm.html#title>

  Day 14
Thursday
15 Oct.
2015
 
Real People . . . Real Places . . .

Week 7 Day 14, Thursday, 15 October 2015
Discussion
Feedback

"Latah"
(38 min., 1978, VC 4651)

course viewing guide

 Text, "Boo!: Culture, Experience, and the Startle Reflex, by Ronald C. Simons.


controlled comparison—

Chinese : Buddhism : Food
in China and Malaysia

A comparative look . . .

controlled comparison—
Chinese : Buddhism : Food
in China and Malaysia

Last week we had a look at
a Taoist temple
and Buddhist Slow Food
and Locavorism
which has a thousand year history . . .

In Food for Body and Spirit we saw how food
holds a part of Chinese culture together . . .

This week, we'll see how food
tears apart a major segment of Chinese culture in Malaysia . . .

in-class video Week 5 Day 9

The Pig Commandments
(72 min., 2005, DVD 1690)
(70 min?)
film HomePage
course viewing guide


view streaming video

(double click on QuickTime© window)
(pursuant to licensing agreements some UM streaming videos are not available outside of Moodle)

Pig Commandment pig.
The Pig Commandments

Shaikh Hussain Ye of Malaysia.
Shaikh Hussain Ye
Malaysia



(China) (On-line Optional Resource)
(Malaysia)
(On-line Optional Resource)
[food tears Chinese culture apart in Malaysia


"It was hardly surprising that, for the Chinese, the words 'meat' and 'pork' became, and remain, synonymous."

-- concluding sentence to Chapter 2 "Changing the Face of the Earth," Reay Tannahill, Food in History (NY: Three Rivers Press, 1988)

Book image.

Food Revolution #2: The Meaning of Eating
-- the discovery that food is more than sustenance

Book image.

For a comprehensive review of pork avoidance and its historical and social importance see
Frederick J. Simoons, Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances form Prehistory to the Present, 2nd Ed.
(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1994)

For a comprehensive review of pork avoidance and its historical and social importance see Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances form Prehistory to the Present, 2nd Ed. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1994).


Week 08 Day 15
Tuesday
20 Oct.
2015
 
UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD (GT4995.A4 F66 2006)

Food For The Ancestors -- PBS
UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD (GT4995.A4 F66 2006)

Food for the Ancestors

Appeals to Santiago
(27 min., 1983)
VC 3283 
  Day 16
Thursday
22 Oct.
2015
   
Week 09

Day 17

Tuesday
27 Oct.
2015
   
   
Thursday
29 Oct.
2015
 


f2015 FALL BREAK

  Day 18
Tuesday
3 Nov.
2015
   
Week 10 Day 19
Thursday
5 Nov.
2015

 

VC 4651


Ganges: River to Heaven
(52 min., 2003)
UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD (BL1243.76.V382 G35 2003)

Latah: A Culture-specific Elaboration of the Startle Reflex
(38 min., 1990, VC 4651)
or
video clip: "Latah" (from above)

(8:25 min., 1978)

  Day 20
Tuesday
10 Nov.
2015
   
Week 11 Day 21
Thursday
12 Nov.
2015
   
  Day 22
Tuesday
17 Nov.
2015
   
Week 12 Day 23
Thursday
19 Nov.
2015
   
  Day 24
Tuesday
24 Nov.
2015
   
   
Thursday
26 Nov.
2015
 


Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 13 Day 25 Tues.
23 Nov.
2006
   
  Day 26 Tues.
05 Dec.
2006
 


The Buried Mirror: The Virgin and the Bull
(59 min., 1991)
[start at 8 min., with "Let me follow the bottle that I have thrown in the double current. . . ."]
UM DULUTH Martin Library Video Cassette (VC 3933, Program 1

Week 14 Day 27 Thurs.
07 Dec.
2006
 

 

 

Day 28

Tues.
12 Dec.
2006
   
Week 15

Day 29

   


  Day 30      
       

The GC Final Exam Live Chat will be the night before the exam from 07:00-08:00 CST, on tba, tba December 2015. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 7 Panel.

f2015 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Understanding Global Cultures Final Exam is scheduled for tba p.m., Thursday, tba, in tba


REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).

 

Week 16       Check with National Geographic, Discovery, and Nova

Süleyman the Magnificent
(57 min., 1987)
VC 1009

From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers' Warning VC 2298

Romeo and Juliet, Act I
The Royal Ballet [London] with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn
(18 min., 1988)
VC 3183

Excerpt from Music of Man: New Voices for Man
(12 min. excerpt, 1987) VC 1163, Part 3

Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, "Into the Future, 1880-1990s"
(53 min., 1998, Disc 3, Track 3)
DVD 17

Living Islam: What it means to be a Muslim in Today's World, Vol. 6 "The Last Crusade"
(ca. 50 min., 1993)
 VC 4603

Affluenza
(56 min., 1997)

Islam
(56 min., 2001)

VC 4355

UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD (BL1243.76.V382 G35 2003)

 

 


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