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ANTH 3888: Calendar Spring 2024

Due Dates
[Spring 2024 calendar]

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Canvas Simple Syllabus Spring 2024 (.pdf)

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Anthropology of Food



to Sweet Treats around the World

What FoodAnthro is Reading Now . . .
. Monday, 04 March 2024, 17:51 (05:51 PM) CST, day 064 of 2024 .
 
BBC Food
The Gardian News / The Gardian Animals Farmed /

Wikipedia: Food | Food and drink | Food culture | Food history | Food Portal

Wikipedia Categories: Food and Drink | History of Food and Drink | Historical Foods

World Food and Water Clock

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
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
Australia

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Anthropology of Food
 
Today is Monday, 04 March 2024, 17:51 (05:51 PM) CST, day 064 of 2024
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All readings are from the textbooks listed on the Class Textbook WebPage

REM: The Midterm Exam and the Final Exam are open-book / open-notes exams

Before you begin to look at the textbooks,
see the note about the exams on the Class Textbook WebPage


 

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Week 1
10 - 13 January 2024

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

     
 
  • Eating Culture, Second Edition, Gillian Crowther

    • INTRODUCTION, "SETTING THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL TABLE"
    • Glossary page through the Glossary on pp. 301-312 and familiarize yourelf with the terms
 
 

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Week 2
14 - 20 January 2024

"Omnivorousness: Defining Food"


     
   
 

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Week 3
21 - 27 January 2024

"Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production"
Hunting / Gathering / Foraging and the Emergence of Food Production

     
 
  •  Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

    • 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)

  • The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

    • (Assignments start in Week 4)
 
 

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Week 4
28 January - 3 February 2024

"Mobile Ingredients: Global Food Production"

     
 
  •  Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

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

    (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)

  • The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

    • "Introduction"
    • Ch. 1 "How to Read a Menu"
 
 

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Week 5
4 - 10 February 2024

"Cooks and Kitchens"

     
   
 

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Week 6
11 - 17 February 2024

"Recipes and Dishes"

 
 


Review for Midterm Exam

s2024 Wk 4 Midterm Exam Submitted Question Due by Sunday, 4 February 2024

Early next week you can review the questions and my comments there, and use them as study questions

s2024 Wk 6 the Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be available from 12:01 a.m. Monday, 12 February 2024 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time), Saturday, 17 February 2024

NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 1-5, so be sure not to miss watching them.

Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afvideo_schedule.html#week01>

 
     
 

For after the Midterm Exam

  •  Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

    • "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"

    (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)

  • The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

    • (Review)
 
 
 
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Week 7
18 - 24 February 2024

"Eating-In: Commensality and Gastro-Politics"


     
 
  •  Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

    • 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"

  • The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

    • (Review)
 
 

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Week 8
25 February - 2 March 2024

"Eating-Out and Gastronomy"


     
 
  •  Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

    • 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"

  • The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

    • (Review)
 
     
 

Spring Break
4 - 8 March 2024

 
 

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Week 9
10 - 16 March 2024

"Gastro-Anomie: Global Indigestion?"

     
 
  •  Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

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

  • The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

    • (Review)
 
 

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Week 10
17 - 23 March 2024

"Local Digestion: Making the Global at Home"

     
   
 

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Week 11
24 - 30 March 2024

Epilogue: Leftovers to Takeaway

     
   
 

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Week 12
31 March - 6 April 2024

     
   
 
Work on Readings for Your Project


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Week 13
7 - 13 April 2024

     
   
 
Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
(which is due next week)
 
 


Ketchup bottle.

Catch Up / Review / Preview


 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food
The Language of Food
 
 

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Week 14
14 - 20 April 2024

     
 
  •  Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

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

  • The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

    • (Review)
 
     
 

s2024 Wk 14 Final Exam Submitted Question due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 21 April 2024.
s2024 Wk 14 Term Paper (up to 400 points) due by Sunday, 21 April 2024.

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 15
21 - 27 April 2024

Summary / Review
Course Evaluation
World Hunger and Other International and Global Food Issues
The Future of Food

     
 
  •  Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan

    • (Review)

  • The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

    • Ch. 12 "Does This Name Make Me Sound Fat? Why Ice Cream and Crackers Have Different Names"
    • Ch. 13 "Why the Chinese Don't Have Dessert"
    • "Epilogue"
 
 

 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food
The Language of Food
 
 
 
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Week 15

28 April - 3 May 2024

Final Exam Week

Catch up, and Review for Final Exam

 
     
 

s2024 Wk 16 The Anthropology of Food Final Exam will be available from 12:01 a.m. Monday, 29 April 2024, until 11:59 p.m., Friday, 3 May 2024.
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 5-15, so be sure not to miss watching them.

Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afvideo_schedule.html#week06>

 
     
 

 

s2024 Wk 13 (optional) Extra Credit Paper(s) due by Sunday, 14 April 2024

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?

NOTE: The Canvas Gradebook entry for Extra Credit requires that “out of zero” be used when setting up an Extra Credit assignment.

 
 
 

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