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World Clock Cf.: Food Production and Animal Slaughter
FoodPressReleases.com

Food and Drug Administration Wire
     
Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
Italy
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Nepal
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
U.S.A.
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
The New Year
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Vietnam
National Geographic
Video
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
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f2f Anth 3888 Fall 2014
Anthropology of Food
 University of Minnesota Duluth
31029 -001 LEC, 12:00 P.M. - 01:15 P.M., Tu,Th (09/02/2014 - 12/19/2014), Cina  214, instruction mode: Partially Online, Roufs,Tim, 3 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require

f2f Calendar

"What you eat, and why you eat it . . ."

"This course dared me to find out where our food comes from, and has changed the way I think about the world. The 'textbooks' . . . were a joy to read. In short, this is the one course everyone who eats needs to take." Andy Kadlec, UMD Labovitz School of Business


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Office Hours:
 

Fall 2014
TTh 1:30-2:30

Spring 2015
TTh 12:30-1:30
and by appointment
e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu

Contact Information:  
Envelope: E-mail
troufs@d.umn.edu
Skype logo. troufs
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SMS/textmessaging: 218.260.3032
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http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/
General Course Information:   http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afcourseinfo.html#title
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handout:
 First-Day Handout

Meet Your Professor
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/MeetYourProfessor.html>
Slides: (.pptx) (.pdf)

  General Course Information
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Why food?

“Food is required by every human on earth, yet the types of food we eat and how we produce and consume it vary tremendously. It is therefore a nearly perfect subject for anthropology, since it can be examined in terms of human biology, culture, and social status across time from our evolutionary ancestors to the present day. . . .” -- Ryan Adams, IUPUI Anthropology


Will Allen, Growing Power.


TAPS Magazine, Winter 2012 cover


TAPS Magazine, Karla Dudley, Editor in Chief, Winter 2012 cover

Karla Dudley, Editor in Chief,
TAPS The Beer Magazine
Winter 2012


Top people in the world are into Food . . .
Will Allen, Growing Power.
Will Allen, Growing Power.
On the Future of Fod, HRH The Prince of Wales.
Will Allen

Growing Power

one of
The 2010 TIME 100, Heroes
"The World's Most Influential People"

-- Van Jones, Time 29 April 2010

Time Magazine top 100, 2010.
Michael Pollan

Food Rules
The Omnivore's Dilemma

one of
The 2010 TIME 100, Thinkers
"The World's Most Influential People"

-- Alice Waters, Time 29 April 2010

Time Magazine top 100, 2010.

TEXTBOOKS

textbooks for the course
general textbook information


Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food



Omnivore's Dilemma text.

Gillian Crowther
Michael Pollan.
Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.
336 pages
ISBN-10: 1442604654
ISBN-13: 978-1442604650
NY: Penguin, 2007.
464 pages
ISBN-10: 0143038583
ISBN-13: 978-0143038580
The course anchor text, Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food, by Gillian Crowther, currently available on-line new for $$31.14, and $36.80 used.
[It is also being offered on-line for as much as $71.10, or even more, so be careful to check prices.]
(+ p/h, and at amazon.com you get FREE Super Saver Shipping on some orders). (15 August 2014)
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2007) is currently available online from about about $10.75 new / $3.73 used. (+ p/h, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25). (15 August 2014)

Note: The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition (2009), also by Michael Pollen, is a different edition of the book.
Eller, Jack David. 2014 Review of Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food. Anthropology Review Database January 12, 2014. http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/cgi/showme.cgi?keycode=5820, accessed June 17, 2014.

Eating Culture: Sample Student Assignments for the Anthropology of Food -- October 7, 2013. Accssed June 17, 2014.

University of Toronto Press Listing

 
Textbooks are available from these sources . . .
Optional Recommended Companion to the Marcus Samuelsson Film Series that we will see:

The Meaning of Food.
Patricia Harris, David Lyon, and Sue McLaughlin.
The Meaning of Food: The Companion to the PBS Television Series Hosted by Marcus Samuelsson.
Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 2005.
176 pages
ISBN-10: 1615609210
ISBN-13: 978-1615609215
The Meaning of Food: The Companion to the PBS Television Series Hosted by Marcus Samuelsson is currently available online from about $9.18 new and $1.86 used. (+ p/h). (15 August 2014)

[This is also listed on Amazon.com for a muchhigher price. Be careful, if you use Amazon.com, to get on the correct page. See note below.)

The Meaning of Food is not available at the UMD Bookstore
Textbooks are available from these sources . . .
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Welcome to Anthropology of Food


(textbooks for the course and general textbook information)
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Woman and Blueberries, Parick DesJarlait, 1971

Rice Gatherers 1867
Seth Eastman (1808-1875)
from The Anishinabe of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (1975; 2013),
Timothy G. Roufs, Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series; Reprinted, Cass Lake, MN: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 2013, p. 27.

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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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Week 1

Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course:
"Setting the Anthropological Table"

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Welcome Memo
  Week 1 Memo


Week 1 Day 1, Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Week 1 Day 2, Thursday, 4 September 2014
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Have a look at the linked materials in the various units as you go along (such as the "First-Day .f2f Handout" in the next section), and look at the slide materials*
.(indicated by .pdf .pptx)

There will be more slides towards the beginning of the term, and more videos towards the middle and at the end, and we will finish off the semester with presentations of your Term Project.

It is generally best to watch the videos after you have looked at the slides and reading material(s).

 

*A note on the slide formats: Since at this point we do not know what software you are using on your computer, we offer the slides in two formats. We recommend you first try "(.pdf)" pdf logo.png, the “Portable Document Format” that is the open standard for document exchange. If you have problems with that format, please try "(.pptx)" pdf logo.png, Office PowerPoint 2007. It is unlikely that you will have problems with both of them, but if you do, please let us know: troufs@d.umn.edu. When the materials are on your screen they should be running as a slide show. If you want or need to upgrade your software, you can download the latest PowerPoint viewer free, as well as download the latest Adobe .pdf Reader free.

Thanks—Tim Roufs

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handout:
 First-Day Handout

Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

  General Course Information
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In a nutshell, ANTH 3888 Anthropology of Food consists of three main segments:

  I Orientation and Background (f2f slides; on-line slides)  
      Basic Concepts  
      History  
      Theory  
      Methods and Techniques  
   II Explorations  
      Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
      Holistic  
      Ethnographic Case Studies from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
  III Student Presentations on Term Research Project
     
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Orientation
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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handout:
 Anthropology and Its Parts
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  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pdf) (.pptx)
    (Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
    [see note on slide formats]

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also.)

    • the four fields of general anthropology
    • culture as a primary concept
    • comparative method as major approach
    • holism as a primary theoretical goal
    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary

Chart: "Anthropology and . . . It's Parts"

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Finding Information on Food of Different Countries and Cultures
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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Week 1 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

INTRODUCTION, "SETTING THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL TABLE"

Introduction

An Anthrooplogical Appetite for Food

Social Anthropological Methods and Principles

Ethnographic Fieldwork--Local and Global

A Theoretical Trifle

Cuisines

Glossary

page through the Glossary on pp. 275-284 and familiarize yourelf with the terms

 

 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food

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Week 1 Video Explorations


Week 1 has no Video Explorations
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For Week 1 Activities see Moodle
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Week 1 For Fun: Food Trivia
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What is longest word ever to appear in all of literature?

longest word

Answer

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Week 2

"Omnivorousness: Defining Food"

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Week 2 Memo

Week 2 Day 3, Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Week 2 Day 4, Thursday, 11 September 2014
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Have a look at these linked materials from the Week 1 Reading Assignment, and look at the slide materials.

Continue on in that same manner for all of the units that follow.

When reviewing these materials remember that the exams are open-book / open-notes exams.

 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food

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Students in the past have commented that there is TOO MUCH INFORMATION available on the class Moodle and supporting WebSites. Yes, there is a lot of information, no doubt about it, and it can be confusing at first. It’s helpful when starting out to remember that the required information for the course is contained in the middle panel of your Moodle HomePage. The information in the sidebars and many of the links are just there should you find those interesting and/or helpful.

Screenshot of Moodle Main and Side Panels

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Have a look at the information on your class project, which you can find at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afproject.html#title>. 

Your class project is a short presentation plus your term paper on your research

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f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Friday, 26 September 2014
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

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Have a look at . . .

 Points for Forum Posts and Project Updates
and
 compare these points with official UMD Grading Policies

Forums, Sample Answers / Responses w / Grades
Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America Forum Response Samples
Anth 3635 Peoples and Cultures of Europe Forum Response Samples

and if you have any questions about the points
or about grading in general  . . . ask
 
Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology
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Week 2 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

PART ONE: EDIBILITY

CHAPTER ONE: OMNIVOROUSNESS: DEFINING FOOD

Introduction

Omnivorousness

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Food Classifications and Rules

Humoral Classifications
Dietary Taboos

Nutritional Classifications

State-Based Nutritional Food Rules
State Dietary Guides
Do-It-Yourself Diets


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food


MyPlate (as of 2 June 2011 replaced MyPyramid which on 19 April 2005 replaced The Food Guide Pyramid)

MyPlate
New USDA food pyramid.
Old USDA food pyramid.

  WebPage

Nutrition label.


USDA Food Guide Pyramid (.pdf) (.pptx)
[updated in 2005, then replaced by MyPlate in 2011]


Federal Agencies Regulating Food (.pdf) (.pptx)


 Omnivore's Dilemma

    • Ch. 15 "The forager"
    • Ch. 16 "The omnivore's dilemma"
    • Ch. 17 "The ethics of eating animals"

(We're starting this book here, with Michael Pollan's discussion of "The forager" and "The ethics of eating animals" as next Week we begin having a closer look at hunting / gathering / foraging as a way people get their food in nonindustrialized societies)

Omnivore's Dilemma text.

Neolithic grindstone for processing grain.

Neolithic grinding stone
Prehistoric Iberia

Spain | Portugal


handout: "Archaeological Sequence from Tehuacán, Mexico"

 Tehuacan maize.
  Prehistoric Maize
 Tehuacán, Mexic


  • (optional recommended) OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS have a look at The Meaning of Food, pp. 1-59
    The materials from The Meaning of Food, pp. 1-59 are reviewed in the the video The Meaning of Food: "Food & Life" seen in the Week 2 video feature.

The Meaning of Food book.

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Week 2 Video Explorations


in-class video Week 2 Day 4

 The Meaning of Food: "Food & Life"
(ca. 60 min., CC, 2007, UM Duluth Library Multimedia GT2853.U5 M43 2005 DVD)
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)

The Meaning of Food book.

Marcus Samuelsson, host of The Meaning of Food and Executive Chef of Aquavit and Riingo.
Marcus Samuelsson
The Meaning of Food Video.
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For Week 2 Activities see Moodle
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Week 2 For Fun: Food Trivia
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What would Willie Nelson's Last Supper be?

One what?


Willie Nelson

Answer

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Week 3

"Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production"

Diet and Human Evolution: Archeology / Prehistory of Food and Subsistence
Hunter-Gathering or Foraging, and the Emergence of Food Production
Food in Historical Perspectives: Dietary Revolutions


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  Week 3 Memo


Week 3 Day 5, Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Week 3 Day 6, Thursday, 18 September 2014
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f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Friday, 26 September 2014
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

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From the Week 2 Reading Assignment
  • Eating Culture, Part Two: Ingredients , Ch. 2, "Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production"

Optional, if you want to have a closer look at the primate chart in the slides: "Prehistoric and Contemporary Primates"

  • Adaptation (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • Using Chemistry to Infer the Diets of Extinct Hominins (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • Our Place in Nature (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • A Brief Who's Who of the Early Hominines (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • What Did Early Hominines Eat? (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • What Can We Say About the Diets of Fossil Homo (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • Highlight: Lactose Intolerance (.pdf) (.pptx)

    • Federal Agencies Regulating Food (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • USDA Food Guide Pyramid (.pdf) (.pptx) [updated in 2005, then replaced by MyPlate in 2011]

News Item: Cows Are Key to 2,500 Years of Human Progress
-- Guardian (04 April 2010)


  Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food

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Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology
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Week 3 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

PART TWO: INGREDIENTS

CHAPTER TWO: SETTLED INGREDIENTS: DOMESTIC FOOD PRODUCTION

Introduction

Food-Getting Strategies and Cuisines

Hunting-Gathering or Foraging

Domestication of Plants and Animals

Pastoralism

Horticulture

Agriculture
India

Exchanging Ingredients and Flavors
Local Exchanges
Long-Distance Exchange—Flavours and Ingredients


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food




 Omnivore's Dilemma

  • Ch. 18 "Hunting: the meat"
  • Ch. 19 "Gathering: the fungi"
  • Ch. 20 "The perfect meal"

 Omnivore's Dilemma text.  

We're continuing this book here, with Michael Pollan's discussion of Hunting and Gathering, and in Ch. 2 of Eating Culture we have a closer look at hunting / gathering /foraging as a way people get their food in nonindustrialized societies.

Chapter 3 of Eating Culture, focuses on Food Technologies: How People Get Their Food in Industrial Societies.

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Week 3 Video Explorations


in-class video Week 3 Day 5

Did Cooking Make Us Human?
(52 min., 2010, New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group)

In-class Discussion

 BBC News film HomePage:
 Did the discovery of cooking make us human?
-- BBCNews (02 March 2010)

  Did Cooking Make Us Human? information from SBS Documentary
 
 UMD on-line access

(pursuant to licensing agreements some UMD streaming videos are not available outside of UMD)

Video: Did Cooking Make Us Human?  BBC Horizon program.

  youku link
 view streaming video (youku)
  DocumentaryTube Link
 WatchDocumentary
 YouTube

  Video: Did Cooking Make Us Human?  BBC Horizon program.

 Class Cooking Page

 Prehistoric Cultures Class Fire Page


in-class video Week 3 Day 6

Holy Cow
(60 min., 2004, UM Duluth Library Multimedia SF195 .H65 2004 DVD)
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)

or view on-line at Nature WebSite
Nature

Holy Cow.

News Item: Cows Are Key to 2,500 Years of Human Progress
-- Guardian (04 April 2010)

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For Week 3 Activities see Moodle
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Week 3 For Fun: Food Trivia
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The human brain encodes what three factors in processing nouns?

the human brain

Answer

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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Friday, 26 September 2014
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

 
f2014 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due to the Moodle logo. wiki by the end of Week 4, Friday, 26 September 2014

You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
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Week 4

"Mobile Ingredients: Global Food Production"

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Week 4 Memo

Week 4 Day 7, Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Week 4 Day 8, Thursday, 25 September 2014
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 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food

This Week . . .

  1. read the Week 4 Memo
  2. have a look at the video and video clips
  3. read the assigned readings
  4. peruse the WebPages (below)
  5. catch up on your assignments
  6. start thinking about reviewing for the Midterm Exam, and
  7. work on your Project

There are no new slide sets at this time

Ketchup
catch up / review / preview
 

From the Week 3 Reading Assignment

Eating Culture, Part Two: Ingredients, Ch. 2, "Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production"

(The materials from Ch. 2 is supplemented with the video Desert People, a classic film on one of the last gathering / foraging peoples discovered.)

 
  • Hunter-Gathering / Foraging
    • Demographic Issues of Foragers
    • Social, Political, and Ideological Features of Foragers
    • Diet and Health of Foragers
    • Food Preferences of Foragers
    • Nutrition and Health of Foragers

  • Horticulture
    • Social, Political, and Ideological Features of Horticulturalists
    • Diet and Health of Horticulturalists

  • Pastoralism
    • Social, Political, and Ideological Features of Pastoralism
    • Diet and Health of Pastoralists

  • Intensive Agriculture
    • Social, Political, and Ideological Features of Intensive Agriculture

  • Contemporary Peasant Societies
    • The Transition to Market Economies

  Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food


"Hunter-Gathering or Foraging"

"Horticulture"
 Horticulture WebPage (optional resources)

"Pastoralism"

Pastoralism WebPage (optional resources)

"Intensive Agriculture"


Contemporary Peasant Societies

Review "Food in Historical Perspective: Dietary Revolutions"


Where Do Cuisines Come From?



Tehuacan maize.
Maize god.
Maize God
Temple 22
A.D. 680-750
Copán, Honduras
Netsilik man hunting.
Hunting seal on the Spring Ice


[Research does not support the folk etymology of "Eskimo" as "eaters of raw meat"]

Neandertal hunter.

Neandertal Hunter
Nepal girl with yak_100.
Girl with baby yak
Nepal
 
Nepal girl with yak_100.
Yak milking

Tibet
Aztec statuary of a male figure holding a cacao pod.
Aztec Cacao Sculpture
 
Azted feast.
Aztec Feast

Indians harvesting wild rice near Brainerd, 1905

Harvesting wild rice near Brainerd.
Photograph Collection, Postcard, 1905
Visual Resources Database
Minnesota Historical Society
Location No. E97.32W r9 Negative No. 38616

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peruse:
"Extreme Cuisine"

Entomophagy WebPage
(optional resource)

Durian.

Durian

video: Durian
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peruse:
 Anthropophagy

See this Week 's Forums
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Notes:
Start Reviewing for the Midterm Exam
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Week 4 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

PART TWO: INGREDIENTS

CHAPTER THREE: MOBILE INGREDIENTS: GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION

Introduction

Further Agricultural Intensification

Exporting Industrial Agriculture
India
Guatemala
British Columbia

Commercializing Food: Industrial and National Cuisines


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food



  • (optional recommended) The Meaning of Food, pp. 60-82


    (The materials from The Meaning of Food pp. 60-105 will be reviewed next Week in the video The Meaning of Food: "Food & Culture")

 The Meaning of Food book.

 Marcus Samuelsson

 
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Week 4 Video Explorations


in-class video Week 4 Day 8

  The Meaning of Food: "Food & Culture"
(ca. 60 min., CC, 2007, UM Duluth Library Multimedia GT2853.U5 M43 2005 DVD)
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)

The Meaning of Food book.


view video clip on-line:

"Eating Rat at the New Year"
video clip
-- National Geographic News
(2:51, 2008, on-line)


Eating rat, Vietnam.

"Eating Rat at the New Year"
Vietnam

Cambodian rat meat: A growing export market -- Kevin Doyle, BBCNews (24 August 2014)


view video clip on-line:

"Eating Bats in Thai Village"
video clip
-- National Geographic News
(02:50, 2008, on-line)



view video clip on-line:

"Eating Live Octopus"
video clip
-- National Geographic News
(03:47 2011, on-line)


(optional)

including
"Eating Insects"
(U.S.A, California)

Animated bug.

-- National Geographic News
(3:34, 2008, on-line)


Special Offer
for Students Enrolled in Anthropology of Food 3888

Hotlix Scorpion Sucker.


other video clips are available from National Geographic:
National Geographic Film Clips and related dishes
(optional resource)
 

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

A comparative look . . .

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

This Week we'll first have 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'll see how food
holds a part of Chinese culture together . . .

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

view video on-line:

Food for Body and Spirit
(29 min., 1984, VC 714)
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)

(China) (On-line Optional Resource)
Food of China
(On-line Optional Resource)

[food is central to Chinese life and philosophy]
[food holds Chinese culture together]


Food for Body and Spirit.
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For Week 4 Activities see Moodle
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Week 4 For Fun: Food Trivia
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How do you say "blueberry pie" in Ojibwa / Chippewa?

Woman and Blueberries, Parick DesJarlait, 1971

Woman and Blueberries.
Creator: Patrick DesJarlait (1912-1972)
Art Collection, Watercolor, 1971
Visual Resources Database
Minnesota Historical Society
Location No. AV1979.211 Negative No. 30610


  Answer

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f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Friday, 26 September 2014
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

 
f2014 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due to the Moodle logo. wiki by the end of Week 4, Friday, 26 September 2014

You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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REM: Review for the Midterm Exam

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f2014 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due to the Moodle logo. wiki by the end of Week 4, Friday, 26 September 2014

You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
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Week 5

"Cooks and Kitchens"

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Week 5 Memo

Memo: Live Chat / Midterm Exam

Week 5 Day 9, Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Week 5 Day 10, Thursday, 2 October 2014
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Week 5 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

PART THREE: COOKING

CHAPTER FOUR: COOKS AND KITCHENS

Introduction

The Origins of Fire Use and Cooking

Cooking Techniques

Cooking and Food-Getting Strategies

Thinking through Cooking: The Culinary Triangle

Cooking and Gender

Men's Conspicuous Cooking: Public Cuisine
French Chefs and the Shaping of Cuisine

Domestic Kitchens" Home-Cooked Cuisines


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food


  • (optional recommended) The Meaning of Food, pp. 83-105

    (The materials from The Meaning of Food pp. 60-105 will be reviewed this Week in the the video The Meaning of Food: "Food & Culture")

The Meaning of Food book.

 

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Week 5 Video Explorations


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).



in-class video Week 5 Day 10

The Desert People
(51 min., 1965, VC 1094)

In-class Discussion

course viewing guide

view on-line

Desert People, boy eating
 
Desert People, boy eating lizzard.
Eating a "grub worm"
video: Desert People
Australia
 
Eating a lizard
Australia
If you liked the film, you might also enjoy . . .
The Paleo Diet book
The Paleo Diet book
see also
 Prehistoric Diets WebPage
and

related slides:


Review

Optional, if you want to have a closer look at the primate chart in the slides: "Prehistoric and Contemporary Primates"

  • Adaptation (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • Using Chemistry to Infer the Diets of Extinct Hominins (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • Our Place in Nature (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • A Brief Who's Who of the Early Hominines (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • What Did Early Hominines Eat? (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • What Can We Say About the Diets of Fossil Homo (.pdf) (.pptx)
  • Highlight: Lactose Intolerance (.pdf) (.pptx)

    • Federal Agencies Regulating Food (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • USDA Food Guide Pyramid (.pdf) (.pptx) [updated in 2005, then replaced by MyPlate in 2011]

News Item: Cows Are Key to 2,500 Years of Human Progress
-- Guardian (04 April 2010)


Nutritional Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution:
A Comparison of Foragers  and Agriculturalists
(Indian Knoll and Hardin Village)
(.pdf) (.pptx)

based on The Cultural Feast: An Introduction to Food and Society, Second Edition.
Bryant, Carol A., Kathleen M. DeWalt, Anita Courtney, and Jeffery Schwartz.
(Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson, 2003).

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Week 5 For Fun: Food Trivia
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How many gallons of sap does it take to make one gallon of maple syrup?

Mrs. John Mink collecting maple sap, Mille Lacs, 1925

Mrs. John Mink collecting maple sap, Mille Lacs.
Creator: Kenneth M. Wright Studios
Photograph Collection, 1925
Visual Resources Database
Minnesota Historical Society
Location No. E97.32M p12 Negative No. 5000-A

Answer
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f2014 Project formal Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography
(up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 6, Friday, 10 October 2014 (submit them together)


Turnitin Assignments

Please note that a Turnitin assignment is not considered officially submitted until it is turned in
as “Final submission (required)" document.


So if you are missing a score for your assignment, please check your submission and, if necessary, re-submit it as a "Final submission".

The "Trial Submissions" are there as part of the overall learning opportunity, for you to check (twice, if you like) your spelling, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, style, and proper attribution (and other items that can help to get you a high grade) before you officially submit your paper. "Trial submissions" are optional; you may do them or not at your pleasure, but the "Final submission" is required.

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Week 6

"Recipes and Dishes"
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Week 6 Memo


Week 6 Day 11 Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Week 6 Day 12, Thursday, 9 October 2014
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Midterm Exam

The Live Chat for the Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be Monday, 6 October 2014, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 6 Panel.

Week 6 Day 11: The Anthropology of Food f2f Midterm Exam will be in class, Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 12:00-1:15

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>

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Week 6 Reading Assignment
(after the Midterm Exam)



Eating Culture

PART THREE: COOKING

CHAPTER FIVE: RECIPES AND DISHES

Introduction

Recipes: Creating Dishes

Experiential Cooking: Domestic Recipes

Textual Cooking: Commercial Recipes

Cookbooks: Codifying National Cuisines

British Cuisine: Cookbooks and Dishes

Cookbooks: Travelling Recipes and Dishes


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food




 Omnivore's Dilemma

  • "Introduction: our national eating disorder"
  • Ch. 1 "The plant: corn's conquest"
  • Ch. 2 "The farm"
  • Ch. 3 "The elevator"
  • Ch. 4 "The feedlot: making meat"

 Omnivore's Dilemma text.

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Week 6 Video Explorations


in-class video Week 6 Day 12
and Week 7 Day 13

video--International Focus:

We Feed the World
(96 min., CC, 2005, DVD 1330)

In-class Discussion

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)

We feed the world -- Google Videos

Picture from We Feed the World.


Picture from We Feed the World.
Picture from We Feed the World.
Picture from We Feed the World.



Optional, for Extra Credit:

video--International Focus:

Our Daily Bread
(92 min., CC, but almost without dialogue, 2005, DVD 1988)

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)

Our Daily Bread-- Wikipedia

also available from Goodle Videos

Our Daily Bread film poster.

For its real impact, watch Our Daily Bread on a large screen.

Our Daily Bread
has almost no dialogue.


From one reviewer: It's "The 2001: A Space Odyssey of modern food production." -- The Nation
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For Week 6 Activities see Moodle
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Week 6 For Fun: Food Trivia
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What was the average consumption of potatoes per person in Ireland before the great potato famine of 1845?

Ireland Famine Memorial, Dublin

Answer

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f2014 Project formal Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography
(up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 6, Friday, 10 October 2014 (submit them together)


Turnitin Assignments

Please note that a Turnitin assignment is not considered officially submitted until it is turned in
as “Final submission (required)" document.


So if you are missing a score for your assignment, please check your submission and, if necessary, re-submit it as a "Final submission".

The "Trial Submissions" are there as part of the overall learning opportunity, for you to check (twice, if you like) your spelling, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, style, and proper attribution (and other items that can help to get you a high grade) before you officially submit your paper. "Trial submissions" are optional; you may do them or not at your pleasure, but the "Final submission" is required.

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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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Week 7

"Eating-In: Commensality and Gastro-Politics"

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Week 7 Day 13 Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Week 7 Day 14, Thursday, 16 October 2014
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in-class video Week 6 Day 12
and Week 7 Day 13

video--International Focus:

(cont.)

We Feed the World
(96 min., CC, 2005, DVD 1330)

In-class Discussion

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)

We feed the world -- Google Videos

Picture from We Feed the World.


Picture from We Feed the World.
Picture from We Feed the World.
Picture from We Feed the World.
 
Week 7 Day 14
Guest Lecture
United States Focus:

Local and Regional Foods and Food Issues

Stuart Sivertson
Retired President and CEO of Lake Superior Fish Co.,
est. 1892

Lake Superior Fish Company is a retailer of fresh, frozen and smoked fish. The firm traces its roots back to the late nineteenth century . . .

Rainbow smelt.
smelt
Nordic Neolithic fishhook.
Nordic Neolithic

Lake Superior Fish Company logo.

Lake Superior Fish Company logo.

Isle Royal Transportation banner.

Lake Superior map from Google Earth.

(1000 X 710)


Lake superior -- Google Earth

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Week 7 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

PART FOUR: EATING

CHAPTER SIX: EATING-IN: COMMENSALITY AND GASTRO-POLITICS

Introduction

Patterns of Eating

When: Mealtimes

What: Dishes and Proper Meals

How: Commensality

Where: Private and Pubic

Who: Kin to Strangers

Gastro-politics

Special Meals: Feasting
Celebratory Feasts
Entrepreneurial Feasts
Patron Feasts
Exclusive Feasts


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food




 Omnivore's Dilemma

  • Introduction: our national eating disorder
  • Ch. 5 "The processing plant : making complex foods"
  • Ch. 6 "The consumer: a republic of fat"
  • Ch. 7 "The meal: fast food"
 Omnivore's Dilemma text.


(optional recommended) The Meaning of Food, pp. 106-122

The materials from The Meaning of Food pp. 106-157 will be reviewed next Week in the the video The Meaning of Food: "Food & Family."

 The Meaning of Food book.

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Week 7 Video Explorations


in-class video Week 6 Day 12
and Week 7 Day 13

video--International Focus:

(cont.)

We Feed the World
(96 min., CC, 2005, DVD 1330)

In-class Discussion

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)

We feed the world -- Google Videos

Picture from We Feed the World.


Picture from We Feed the World.
Picture from We Feed the World.
Picture from We Feed the World.

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For Week 7 Activities see Moodle
~
Week 7 For Fun: Food Trivia
~

In what region of Italy do Italians traditionally eat spaghetti with meatballs?

(It's tricky, like eating long spaghetti with a fork.)

 spaghetti and meatballs

Answer
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to textbooks
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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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"Eating-Out and Gastronomy"
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Week 8 Day 15, Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Week 8 Day 15, Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Guest:
Randy Hanson

 Victus Farm Project
The Sustainable Agriculture Project
 Center For Sustainable Community Development

Randy Hanson

"As you know, the food, farming & gardening projects at UMD are well underway... the Sustainable Ag Project will be doing a lot of things at the farm beginning in April.  We want to invite you to include service learning opportunities for your students/classes if this is fitting... for the farm projects.  These SAP activities are mostly student centered and we can always use the help... and students generally feel good about helping build these things.  

"Let me know if you have any questions . . . we will be scheduling various things including fence building, orchard planting, ethobotany/medicinal garden planting, model school garden installation, and the Dining Services garden planting going forward as the weather allows . . . beginning in April or so."


links from class Week 09 Day 18

 Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association

 Sustainable Agriculture Class WebSite

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Week 8 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

PART FOUR: EATING

CHAPTER SEVEN: EATING-OUT AND GASTRONOMY

Introduction

Eating Away from Home: A Risky Business?

Street Food: Eating Standing Up

Public Eating: Sitting Down

Characteristics of Restaurants

Gastronomy: Cultivating Culinary Taste

Types of Restaurants: Culinary Foodscapes
Indigenous Restaurants
Mainstream Restaurants
Immigrants and Ethnic Restaurants

Indian Cuisine in Britain

Chinese Cuisine in North America

Restaurants as "Ethnosites": Cross-Cultural Encounters


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food



 Omnivore's Dilemma

    • Ch. 8 "All flesh is grass"
    • Ch. 9 "Big Organic"
    • Ch. 10 "Grass: thirteen ways of looking at a pasture"
    • Ch. 11 "The animals: practicing complexity"

 Omnivore's Dilemma text.

 



  • (optional recommended) The Meaning of Food, pp. 123-157

    • The materials from The Meaning of Food, pp. 106-157, will be reviewed this Week in the the video The Meaning of Food: "Food & Family."

 The Meaning of Food book.


 

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Week 8 Video Explorations


watch video on-line, Week 8

United States Focus:

King Corn: You are What You Eat
(approx. 90 min., 1970, SB191.M2 K56 2010 DVD [DVD 1641], 2008)

film homepage

Independent lens King Corn page

view streaming video

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

"Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America’s modern food system."

Big River: A King Corn Companion
(27 min., SB191.M2 K56 2010 DVD, 2010)

view View Online
from UMD Library streaming video

If you are off-campus use Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection)
(pursuant to licensing agreements streaming videos are not available outside of Moodle)

"Following up on their Peabody winning documentary, the King Corn boys are back.  For Big River, best friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have returned to Iowa with a new mission: to investigate the environmental impact their acre of corn has sent to the people and places downstream.  In a journey that spans from the heartland to the Gulf of Mexico, Ian and Curt trade their combine for a canoe––and set out to see the big world their little acre of corn has touched.  On their trip, flashbacks to the pesticides they sprayed, the fertilizers they injected, and the soil they plowed now lead to new questions, explored by new experts in new places.  Half of Iowa’s topsoil, they learn, has been washed out to sea.  Fertilizer runoff has spawned a hypoxic “dead zone” in the Gulf.  And back at their acre, the herbicides they used are blamed for a cancer cluster that reaches all too close to home."

King Corn Movie Poster
 
King Corn Movie Poster

in-class video Week 8 Day 16

video--United States Focus:

Food Fight
(Educational Edition is 48 min.)
(73 min., 2009, UM Duluth Library Multimedia HD1761 .F66 2008 DVD)

In-class Discussion
(with 48 min. version)

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)

Food Flight -- SnagFilms

Food Fight film.

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For Week 8 Activities see Moodle
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Week 8 For Fun: Food Trivia
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What do Italian biscotti (biscotti di Prado) and German zwiebach have in common?


Biscotti
 
Bergischer Zwieback der Bergischen Kaffetafel in Radevormwald, Kottmannshausen 1.
German zwiebach
Italian biscotti

Answer
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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
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2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
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"Gastro-Anomie: Global Indigestion?"


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Week 9 Memo

Week 9 Day 17, Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Week 9 Day 18, Thursday, 30 October 2014
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Obesity, Anorexia and Related Problems: An Introduction



Dying to be thin.
"Dying to be thin"

UMD National Eating Disorders Week Poster.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

"After a short stay in America, Michelangelo's David.
"After a short stay in America, Michelangelo's David
has been returned to Europe"

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Week 9 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

PART FIVE: DIGESTING

CHAPTER EIGHT: GASTRO-ANOMIE: GLOBAL INDIGESTION?

Introduction

Globalized Industrial Food: Gastro-anomie

Indigenous Gastro-anomie

Digesting the Discourse

Angry Farmers: Food Sovereignty

Food Crises: Food Security

Food Insecurity: Health, Gastro-anomie, and Cuisines


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food



Omnivore's Dilemma

    • Ch. 12, "Slaughter: in a glass abattoir"
    • Ch. 13, "The market: 'greetings from non-barcode people'"
    • Ch. 14, "The meal: grass-fed"

 Omnivore's Dilemma text.



Hunger and Obesity in Global Perspective

  • What is Meant by Hunger and Malnutrition / Undernourishment?

    • Nutritional Quality of Food
    • Types of Undernutrition
    • Micronutrient Malnutrition
    • Measuring Protein–Energy Malnutrition (PEM)

  • What Are the Causes of Undernourishment and Malnutrition?

    • The Factors Influencing Adequate Nutrition
      • Food Availability

  • Who Are the Hungry and Malnourished?

    • Education
    • Household Distribution
    • Entitlements
    • Food Sufficiency

      • The Factors in the Food Sufficiency Equation
        • Population
        • Food Production
        • Women in Agriculture

    • Self-Sufficiency and National Food Security
    • Food Aid and Trade

      • Decrease Food Aid to Other Countries
      • Trade Imbalances
      • Food Aid as Food Subsidy
  • Obesity / Overweight in Children

  • Projections for the Future?

  • Commercialization of Agriculture and Household Food Security of Small Farmers

    • Land Distribution and Agrarian Reform
    • Credit, Marketing, and Price Systems
    • Agricultural Research and Extension
    • Income
      • Alleviating Poverty and Redistributing Income
    • Protecting Food Crop Production
    • Land Tenure
    • Health and Sanitation
    • The Role of Biotechnology

  • Postscript: Legacy / Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution

  Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food
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Week 9 Video Explorations


in-class video Week 9 Day 17, Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Soul Food Junkies

"A Film about Food, Family, and Tradition"

(ca. 60 min., CC, 2013, UM Duluth Library Multimedia - DVD TX715 .S68 2013)

Soul Food Junkies (UMD Library)

 Soul Food Junkies website

 

The Meaning of Food book.



in-class video Week 9 Day 18, Thursday, 30 October 2014

finish reading The Meaning of Food pp. 106-157 before you watch the video (optional recommended)

The Meaning of Food: "Food & Family"
(ca. 60 min., CC, 2007, UM Duluth Library Multimedia GT2853.U5 M43 2005 DVD))
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)

Tim Roufs at the White Palace Grill, Chicago.

Chicago, U.S.A.


iin-class video Week 9 Day 18, Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Meaning of Food, Episode 3: "Food & Family"
looks at the complex way food defines families

(optional recommended) Review of the materials from Part 3 of the text,
The Meaning of Food
, "Food & Family"
from the Reading Assignments of last Week and this Week
Also have a look at . . .

"
Take it Slow"
from Marcus Samuelsson's
The Meaning of Food: "Food & Life"

The Meaning of Food book.

and

Slow Food logo.

and

Slow food, from The Meaning of Food.
Slow food, Thera, Greece.
Slow Food
National Geographic Videos (3:25 min)


Slow Food logo.
Slow Food Lake Superior


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For Week 9 Activities see Moodle
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Week 9 For Fun: Food Trivia
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Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

What does "Häagen-Dazs" mean?

  1. "Happy Days"
  2. "High Life"
  3. "Danish Delight"
  4. It's a Family Name
  5. Absolutely Nothing

Answer

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Student Presentations I

start Thursday, 13 November 2014
Week 11 Day 22

f2f section:
Your Presentation
is due on-line in Moodle by the day you give your presentation in class

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Week 10

"Local Digestion: Making the Global at Home"

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Week 10 Memo

Week 10 Day 19, Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Week 10 Day 20, Thursday, 6 November 2014
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review

Eating Culture, Part Five: Digesting, Ch. 8, "Gastro-anomie: Global Indigestion?"

Ch. 8, "Worldview, Religion, and Health Beliefs: The Ideological Basis of Food Practices"

 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food

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In addition to watching "Timber!" we'll have a look at the slides from the last chapter of Sherri A. Inness' book Secret Ingredients . . .

Two Fat Ladies slides (.pdf) (.pptx)

Sherri A. Inness,
Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table

Ch. 8  "Thin Is Not In: Two Fat Ladies and Gender Stereotypes on the Food Network"

Sherri   Inness, Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table

(Note: You do not have to read the book, just view the slides—but watch the video first, and freelist as directed)


When we're finished with the Two Fat Ladies slides based on Secret Ingredients, Ch. 8, we'll have a look at the slides on Obesity and on Eating Disorders (as time permits) . . .

  • Obesity and on Eating Disorders . . .


View slides . . .

Sherri A. Inness,
Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table

and friends

Chs. 1-7
(Note: You do not have to read the book, just view the slides.)

Secret Ingredients
slides: (.pdf)(.pptx)

Sherri   Inness, Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table

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Week 10 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

PART FIVE: DIGESTING

CHAPTER NINE: LOCAL DIGESTION: MAKING THE GLOBAL AT HOME

Introduction

Localizing Global Foods: From Sushi to Hamburgers

Globalized Commodities

Locavorism: Eating Locally

Farmers' Markets: Local Foods and Faces

Ethical Consumers: Local and Global Implications


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food

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Week 10 Video Explorations


in-class video Week 10 Day 19

This Week we meet the classic . . .

Two Fat Ladies
"Timber!"

Series 4 Episode 23
(30 min., 2008, UM Duluth Library Multimedia TX717 .T86 2008 DVD)
film HomePage

In-class Discussion

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)

 The Global Banquet: Politics of Food.

While you are watching The Two Fat Ladies do a "freelisting" of the things that The Two Fat Ladies talk about or mention that are not specifically related to the actual cooking of the meal in the kitchen. Freelisting is a technique commonly used by anthropologists when doing fieldwork, and it's basically just making a list of the things you're focusing on—but a complete list.

(Don't miss the gorilla. . . .)

Two Fat Ladies.
Two Fat Ladies --
 Clarissa Dickson Wright
and
 Jennifer Paterson

Video Explorations:

Freelist the things that The Two Fat Ladies talk about or mention that are not specifically related to the actual cooking of the meal in the kitchen.

You do not have to turn this list in, but keep it handy.

 Systematic Data Collection, Susan C. Weller and A. Kimball Romney.

 Freelists -- Steve Borgatti



in-class video Week 10 Day 20

Designer Foods . . .

 Food Design

Food Design takes a sneak peek into the secret laboratories of a major food manufacturer, where designers and scientists are developing your favorite mouthful of tomorrow

In-class Discussion

watch Food Design via UM Duluth Library Multimedia EZProxy Server

from an off-campus site you may need to use UMD's
VPN Service: Virtual Private Network to successfully connect

The film Food Design is also available (with advertising) from Snag Films

Food Design

Directors
Martin Hablesreiter
Sonja Stummerer
Producers
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Markus Glaser
Michael Kitzberger
Wolfgang Widerhofer

film Snag HomePage

view on-line from Snag Films
[contains advertising]

 Food Chemistry class WebPage

 Food Science class WebPage



Watch on-line, Week 10

 Feeding Frenzy - The Food Industry, Marketing & the Creation of a Health Crisis
(63 min., 2013, UM Duluth Library Multimedia RA645.O23 F43 2013)

Feeding Frenzy (UMD Library)

"Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents -- and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of obesity-related health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. While discussions about this spiraling health crisis have tended to focus on the need for more exercise and individual responsibility, Feeding Frenzy trains its focus squarely on the responsibility of the processed food industry and the outmoded government policies it benefits from. It lays bare how taxpayer subsidies designed to feed hungry Americans during the Great Depression have enabled the food industry to flood the market with a rising tide of cheap, addictive, high calorie food products, and offers an engrossing look at the tactics of the multibillion-dollar marketing machine charged with making sure that every one of those surplus calories is consumed."


 Feeding Frenzy


Optional Activity
(these films qualify for Extra Credit Film Review)

Supersize Me

  • film: Fast Food Nation (116 min., 2006)

Fast Food Nation

Killer at Large

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Week 10 For Fun: Food Trivia
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Is President Obama's Chili a Winner?

President Obama

Answer

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Student Presentations I

start Thursday, 13 November 2014
Week 11 Day 22

f2f section:
Your Presentation
is due on-line in Moodle by the day you give your presentation in class

 
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Week 11

"Epilogue: Leftovers to Takeaway"

Presentation Primer

Student Presentations I


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Week 11 Day 21, Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Primer on Presentations

attendance optional

 

Week 11 Day 22, Thursday, 13 November 2014

f2f: Student Presentations I

see Moodle schedule for details

 

Optional Activity
(this film qualifies for Extra Credit Film Review) video:


"Can We Make Food Good For All?"
Bina Agarwal
Nobel Conference 46 "Making Food Good"

(128 min., 6 October 2010)
Bina Agarwal Nobel Conference Page

view video on-line

 Bina Agarwal

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Week 11 Reading Assignment



Eating Culture

"EPILOGUE: LEFTOVERS TO TAKEAWAY"

Takeaway Cuisine

Takeaway Leftovers


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food

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Week 11 Video Explorations


View on-line, Week 11, American Meat (below), or . . .

Food Inc.
(93 min., 2009, UM Duluth Library Multimedia HD9005 .F66 2009 DVD)

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)

Picture from We Feed the World.


View on-line, Week 11, Food, Inc. (above) or . . .

American Meat

View Online
from UMD Library streaming video

If you are off-campus use Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection)
(pursuant to licensing agreements some UM streaming videos are not available outside of Moodle)

(85 min., 2011, UM Duluth Library Multimedia BJ52.5 .A44 2011 DVD)
(UM Duluth Library Multimedia Guide BJ52.5 .A44 2011 DVD)

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Optional Activity
(this film qualifies for Extra Credit Film Review)

Film: In Organic We Trust.
 

USDA Organic


In Organic We Trust image.

In Organic We Trust

(81 min.,UM Duluth Library Multimedia S605.5 .I56 2012 DVD)
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For Week 11 Activities see Moodle
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Have a look at the other Students' Presentations
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Week 11 For Fun: Food Trivia
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tba

Answer


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Student Presentations II

Student Presentations III

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Week 12 Memo

Week 12 Day 23, Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Week 12 Day 24, Thursday, 20 November 2014
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Week 12 Day 23, Tuesday, 18 November 2014

f2f: Student Presentations II

see Moodle schedule for details

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Week 12 Day 24, Thursday, 20 November 2014

f2f: Student Presentations III

see Moodle schedule for details

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Week 12 Reading Assignment


Work on Readings for Your Project
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Week 12 Video Explorations



view video on-line, Week 12

The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World And What We Eat
(85 min., CC, 2010, UM Duluth Library Multimedia SH329.O94 E43 2010 DVD

UMD Library Link

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)

The End of the Line -- Wikipedia

End of the Line film poster

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For Week 12 Activities see Moodle
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f2f section: Your Presentation is due in Moodle the day you give your presentation in class, before you give your presentation
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Week 12 For Fun: Food Trivia
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How big is a modern industrial fish trawler net compared to the UMD Administration Building?

Trawler in Skagen Harbor, northern Denmark.

Answer

© 2011-2014 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
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Holidays Fall 2014
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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Week 13

Term Paper Writing Review

Student Presentations IV

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Week 13 Memo

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Week 13 Day 26, Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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Week 13 Day 25, Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Term Paper Review

attendance optional

 
f2014 Thanksgiving
 

Week 13 Day 26, Tuesday, 2 December 2014

f2f: Student Presentations IV

see Moodle schedule for details

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Week 13 Reading Assignment


Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
(which is due next week)
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Week 13 Video Explorations



View on-line video Week 13


FRESH
(90 min., CC, 2009, UM Duluth Library Reserve Media HD9000.5 .F7474 2009 DVD)
film HomePage
course viewing guide

UMD Library Link

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

FRESH poster.
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For Week 13 Activities see Moodle
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Week 13 Assignment

Have a look at the other Students' Presentations


f2014 Extra Credit Paper
due by the end of Week 13, by Friday, 28 November 2014


Upload your Extra Credit Paper(s) in your Moodle Week 13 "Activities" Section

AVISO: Late Extra Credit Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?

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Ketchup
catch up / review / preview
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Week 13 For Fun: Food Trivia
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Are you really what you eat?

Answer

© 2011-2014 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
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f2014 Final Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due by the end of Week 14, by Friday, 5 December 2014
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f2014 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
due by the end of Week 14, by Friday, 5 December 2014
(Turnitin in your Moodle Week 14 block)

Turnitin Assignments

Please note that a Turnitin assignment is not considered officially submitted until it is turned in
as “Final submission (required)" document.


So if you are missing a score for your assignment, please check your submission and, if necessary, re-submit it as a "Final submission".

The "Trial Submissions" are there as part of the overall learning opportunity, for you to check (twice, if you like) your spelling, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, style, and proper attribution (and other items that can help to get you a high grade) before you officially submit your paper. "Trial submissions" are optional; you may do them or not at your pleasure, but the "Final submission" is required.


AVISO: Late Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?
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Week 14

Student Presentations V

envelope
Week 14 Memo
Week 14 REM Final Exam Question Wiki

Week 14 Day 27, Thursday, 4 December 2014
Week 14 Day 28, Tuesday, 9 December 2014
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Week 14 Day 27, Thursday, 4 December 2014

f2f: Student Presentations V

see Moodle schedule for details

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The EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling
(time permitting)
(.pdf) (.pptx)

Cadbury
Chocolate bar 88%.
Cholate bar 99%.

chocolate
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Week 14 Reading Assignment
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Omnivore's Dilemma

    • Ch. 12, "Slaughter: in a glass abattoir"
    • Ch. 13, "The market: 'greetings from non-barcode people'"
    • Ch. 14, "The meal: grass-fed"

 Omnivore's Dilemma text.




 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food
Omnivore's Dilemma text.
optional
  The Meaning of Food book.

 

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Week 14 Video Explorations


in-class video Week 14 Day 28, Tuersday, 9 December 2014
and Week 15 Day 29, Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Cove
(92 min., CC, 2009, UM Duluth Library Multimedia QL737.C432 C68 2009 DVD)

UMD Library Link

film HomePage
The Cove -- Wikipedia

view streaming video

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

The Cove Poster

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Optional Activity
(this film qualifies for Extra Credit Film Review)

The Global Banquet: The Politics of Food.
 

Global Banquet.

The Global Banquet: The Politics of Food

(50 min., 2001, VC 4770)
(56 min.?)
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For Week 14 Activities see Moode
They include . . .
 
f2014 Final Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due by the end of Week 14, by Friday, 5 December 2014
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f2014 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
due by the end of Week 14, by Friday, 5 December 2014
(Turnitin in your Moodle Week 14 block)

Turnitin Assignments

Please note that a Turnitin assignment is not considered officially submitted until it is turned in
as “Final submission (required)" document.


So if you are missing a score for your assignment, please check your submission and, if necessary, re-submit it as a "Final submission".

The "Trial Submissions" are there as part of the overall learning opportunity, for you to check (twice, if you like) your spelling, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, style, and proper attribution (and other items that can help to get you a high grade) before you officially submit your paper. "Trial submissions" are optional; you may do them or not at your pleasure, but the "Final submission" is required.


AVISO: Late Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?
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Week 14 For Fun: Food Trivia
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tba

Answer

© 2011-2014 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
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f2014 Final Evaluation
due on-line by the end of Week 16, Friday, 19 December 2014

 
Week 15

Wrapping it All Up

Summary / Review

Course Evaluation

The Future of Food

 Wrapping it up

envelope
Week 15 Memo


Week 15 Day 29, Thursday, 11 December 2014
Week 15 Day 30, na f2014

End of Term Memo
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f2f class Week 15 Day 29
Thursday, 11 December 2014


Guests:
Rheanna Letsos
  Duluth Community Garden Program


Abby DeVita (pending)
Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association Chapter Coordinator

Duluth Community Garden Program



 Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association

Lake Superior Sustainable Agriculture Association

 Sustainable Agriculture Class WebSite

 Locavore Class WebPage

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 Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice).
f2f Course Evaluation

Anth 3888 - 001

Course Call # = 31029
Semester = 3 Fall
Year = 14

The on-line evaluation form will be made available the last week of class.

Your answers will remain confidential and only aggregate information from the entire class will be passed onto the faculty member.

If you encounter any problems accessing the evaluation, please contact Stacy Schweikert, the system admin for the application, at slschwe@d.umn.edu or 218.726.8852.

"UMD Student Online Evaluation - ANTH 3888- (Professor Roufs) Anthropology of Food"

Please click on the link which will be provided

Thanks,

Tim Roufs

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Week 15 Reading Assignment



 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food
Omnivore's Dilemma text.
optional
  The Meaning of Food book.
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Week 15 Video Explorations
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in-class video Week 14 Day 28
and Week 15 Day 29

(cont.)

The Cove
(92 min., CC, 2009, UM Duluth Library Multimedia QL737.C432 C68 2009 DVD)
film HomePage
The Cove -- Wikipedia

view streaming video

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

The Cove Poster

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Week 15 Day 29, Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Future of Food

World Food Clock [including food waste]
-- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations


in-class video Week 15 Day 29
(time permitting)

 HRH Prince Charles on the Future of Food

Keynote Speech to The Future of Food Conference
at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
4 May 2011
(50 min., 2011, YouTube )

view on-line

 On the Future of Fod, HRH The Prince of Wales.

 Rodale Books . . . His Royal Highness Prince Charles's Landmark Speech "On the Future of Food" -- NY (14 February 2012)

ISBN-10: 1609614712
ISBN-13: 978-1609614713

 Rodale Books, 2012

 On the Future of Fod, HRH The Prince of Wales.



If you have not done an optional Film/Lecture Review Extra Credit Paper, you may watch The Future of Food by Deborah Koons Garcia and compare and contrast it with the HRH Princh Charles lecture for an optional Review Extra Credit paper
(this may be turned in at the end of the term).

Extra Credit Review Option Details

view video on-line for extra credit (optional), and compare with HRH Prince Charles' vision of "The Future of Food"

From Deborah Koons Garcia . . .
The Future of Food

(88 min., 2007, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia TP248.65.F66 F88 2004 DVD, DVD 959)
 film HomePage

 view on-line

The Future of Food -- Wikipedia

The Future of Food

 

 



Optional Activity
(this film qualifies for Extra Credit Film Review)

 Darwin's nightmare video


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f2014 The Live Chat for f2f Anthropology of Food Final Exam will be on Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 15 Panel.

f2014 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The f2f Anthropology of Food Final Exam is scheduled for 2:00-3:55 p.m., Thursday, 18 December 2014, in Cina 214

f2014 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The f2f Anthropology of Food Final Exam is scheduled for 2:00-3:55 p.m., Thursday, 18 December 2014, in Cina 214



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).

 

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f2014 Final Evaluation
due on-line by the end of Week 16, Friday, 19 December 2014

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Week 15 For Fun: Food Trivia
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How many pounds of anchovies
does it take to produce one pound of fish-farmed salmon?

Still Life with Anchovies, 1972, Antonio Sicurezza

Still Life with Anchovies, 1972
  Antonio Sicurezza

 Wikipedia

Answer

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wk 2 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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wk 4 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
wk 5 28 29 30        
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October  2014
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What can I do with a degree in Anthropology?


Credit Options at UMD


This course is governed by the . . .

University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm>

UMD Office of Student and Community Standards
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/>

"Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at [http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm]. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat offenders." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

and the UMD Student Conduct Code
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/code/>

and the

Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/conduct/conduct-statement.html>

The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code [http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/academic/Student_Conduct_Code.html]. Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

AVISO!

A Note on Extra Credit Papers

Failure to comply with the above codes and standards when submitting an Extra Credit paper will result in a penalty commensurate with the lapse, up to and including an F final grade for the course, and, at a minimum, a reduction in total points no fewer than the points available for the Extra Credit project. The penalty will not simply be a zero for the project, and the incident will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards.

 

A Note on "Cutting and Pasting" without the Use of Quotation Marks
(EVEN IF you have a citation to the source somewhere in your paper)

If you use others' words and/or works you MUST so indicate that with the use of quotation marks. Failure to use quotation marks to indicate that the materials are not of your authorship constitutes plagiarism—even if you have a citation to the source elsewhere in your paper/work.

Patterned failure to so indicate that the materials are not of your own authorship will result in an F grade for the course.

Other instances of improper attribution will result in a 0 (zero) for the assignment (or a reduction in points equal to the value of an Extra Credit paper), and a reduction of one grade in the final grade of the course.

All incidents will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards as is required by University Policy.



Students with disabilities:

It is the policy and practice of the University of Minnesota Duluth to create inclusive learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities.  If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements – such as time limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos – please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss and arrange reasonable accommodations.  Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at www.d.umn.edu/access for more information.


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