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Sunday, 03 July 2022, 05:55 (05:55 AM) CDT, day 184 of 2022
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
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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
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Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
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Texts Assignments Summary
for Anthropology of Food

Weeks . . .
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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

 Semester Calendar s2022

  "Sunday Memos"

 Major Due Dates

 Video Schedule

 Slides Schedule

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
28 August - 3 September 2022


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 - 10 September 2022

"Omnivorousness: Defining Food"


     
   
   

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Week 3
11 - 17 September 2022

"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
18 - 24 September 2022

"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
25 September - 1 October 2022

"Cooks and Kitchens"

     
   
   

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Week 6
2 - 8 October 2022

"Recipes and Dishes"

 
 


Review for Midterm Exam

f2022 Midterm Exam Submitted Question Due by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 24 September 2022

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

f2022 The Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be available Week 6, from 12:01 Monday, 3 October 2022 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time), Saturday,8 October 2022
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
9 - 15 October 2022

"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
16 - 22 October 2022

"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)
 
     
 

Fall Break

27 - 28 October 2022

 
   

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Week 9
23 - 29 October 2022

"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
30 October - 5 November 2022

"Local Digestion: Making the Global at Home"

     
   
   

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Week 11
6 - 12 November 2022

Epilogue: Leftovers to Takeaway

     
   
   

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Week 12
13 - 19 November 2022


     
   
 
Work on Readings for Your Project


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Week 13
20 - 26 November 2022

     
   
 
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
27 November - 3 December 2022

     
 
  •  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)
 
     
 

f2022 Final Exam Submitted Question due by the end of Week 14, by Saturday, 3 December 2022

f2022 Term Paper (up to 400 points) due by the end of Week 14, by Saturday, 3 December 2022

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
4 - 10 December 2022

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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Final Exam Week
11 - 16 December 2022

Catch up, and Review for Final Exam

 
     
 

f2022 The Anthropology of Food Final Exam will be available all of Final Exam Week, Monday, 12 December - Friday, 16 December 2022
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 6-15, so be sure not to miss watching them.

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

 
     
 

 

f2022 Extra Credit Paper(s) due by the end of Week 13, by Saturday, 26 November 2022

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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