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 Anthropology of Food
Sunday, 21 December 2014, 08:30 (08:30 AM) CST, day 355 of 2014
BBC Food
Wikipedia: Food | Food and drink | Food culture | Food history | Food Portal |
Wikipedia Categories: Food and Drink | History of Food and Drink | Historical Foods |
World Clock Cf.: Food Production and Animal Slaughter
FoodPressReleases.com

Food and Drug Administration Wire
OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
 
     
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
"
Vietnam
National Geographic
Video
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
Australia
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Class Slides
f2f
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Week 1 — Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course:
"Setting the Anthropological Table"
Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pdf) (.pptx)
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[see note on slide formats]
Introduction
(.pdf) (.pptx)
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Orientation
(.pdf) (.pptx)
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[see note on slide formats]
  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pdf) (.pptx)
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    (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"

Finding Information on Food of Different Countries and Cultures
(.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
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[see note on slide formats]
 
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Week 2 —"Omnivorousness: Defining Food"
  • Biocultural Framework for the Study of Diet and Nutrition: Introduction (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • Nutritional Status (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • Biological Makeup (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • Human Nutrient Needs (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • Diet (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • Cuisine (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • The Environment (.pdf) (.pptx)
      • Physical
      • Sociocultural
      • Economic and Political
  • Food Systems (.pdf) (.pptx)

Food Systems
(.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)

Food Pyramid -- MyPlate
(.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)

  WebPage

 
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Week 3 — "Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production"
Hunting / Gathering / Foraging and the Emergence of 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)

 
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Week 4 —"Mobile Ingredients: Global Food Production"
  • The Neolithic "Agricultural" Revolution (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • Domestication (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
    • A Protein Primer (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
    • Nutritional Consequences: Foragers and Agriculturalists (.pdf) (.pptx)
    • Social and Political Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
  • The Search for Spices (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
  • The Industrial Revolution (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
  • Early Technology: Transportation, Refrigeration, Canning (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
  • The Scientific Revolution (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
  • Modern-Day Adaptations (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
  • Highlight: Vegetarian Diets: Then and Now

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

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).

 
"Hunter-Gathering or Foraging"
"Horticulture"
"Pastoralism"
"Intensive Agriculture"
 
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Week 5 — "Cooks and Kitchens"
Anthropophagy
(.pdf) (.pptx)
 
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Week 6 — "Recipes and Dishes"

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

and friends
Chs. 1-7

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


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

and friends
Ch. 8

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

 

Midterm Exam


Week 6 Day 11: The Anthropology of Food f2f Midterm Exam will be in class, Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 3:30-4:45

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Week 7 — "Eating-In: Commensality and Gastro-Politics"
 
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Week 8 —" Eating-Out and Gastronomy"
 
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Week 9 — "Gastro-Anomie: Global Indigestion?"
  • Obesity and on Eating Disorders . . .
 
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Week 10 —"Local Digestion: Making the Global at Home"
 
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Week 11 — Epilogue: Leftovers to Takeaway

Presentation Primer

Student Presentations I
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EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling (.pdf) (.pptx) (.ppsx)
 

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Week 12 —

Student Presentations II

Student Presentations III

See Student Presentations in Your Moodle folder
 

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Week 13 —

Term Paper Review

f2014 Thanksgiving


Student Presentations IV

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Week 14 — Student Presentations V
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Week 15 —
Summary / Review
Course Evaluation
The Future of Food
 

Final Exam

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

s2015 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The f2f Anthropology of Food Final Exam is scheduled for 10:00-11:55 p.m., Friday, 15 May 2015, in Cina 214



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