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

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 readings schedule

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Spring 2021

Weeks . . .

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Week 1
29 August - 4 September 2021
     
Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]

Orientation
(.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
     
 
Week 2
5 - 11 September 2021
     
  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx) 

    (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 (holism slides.pptx

    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary

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

  • "Other Important Terms"
    slides: (.pptx) 

  • Units of Analysis
    slides:
    (.pptx

  • Three Major Perennial Debates
    slides: (.pptx) 

    [see note on slide formats] (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also.)

Finding Information on Food of Different Countries and Cultures
(.pptx)
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[see note on slide formats]
     
 
Week 3
12 - 18 September 2021
     
  • Biocultural Framework for the Study of Diet and Nutrition: Introduction (.pptx)
    • Nutritional Status (.pptx)
    • Biological Makeup (.pptx)
    • Human Nutrient Needs (.pptx)
    • Diet (.pptx)
    • Cuisine (.pptx)
    • The Environment (.pptx)
      • Physical
      • Sociocultural
      • Economic and Political
  • Food Systems (.pptx)

Food Systems
(.pptx)


Food Pyramid -- MyPlate
(.pptx)

  WebPage


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

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

    • Federal Agencies Regulating Food (.pptx)
    • USDA Food Guide Pyramid (.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)

     
 
Week 4 
19 - 25 September 2021
     
  • The Neolithic "Agricultural" Revolution (.pptx)
    • Domestication (.pptx)
      • Tehuacán Valley, Mexico (.pptx)
    • A Protein Primer (.pptx)
    • Nutritional Consequences: Foragers and Agriculturalists (.pptx)
    • Social and Political Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution (.pptx)
  • The Search for Spices (.pptx)
  • The Industrial Revolution (.pptx)
  • Early Technology: Transportation, Refrigeration, Canning (.pptx)
  • The Scientific Revolution (.pptx)
  • Modern-Day Adaptations (.pptx)
  • Highlight: Vegetarian Diets: Then and Now

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


"Hunter-Gathering or Foraging"

"Horticulture"

"Pastoralism"

"Intensive Agriculture"


     
 
Week 5 
6 September - 2 October 2021
     
Anthropophagy
(.pptx)
     
 
Week 6
3 - 9 October 2021
     

Midterm Exam

f2021 The Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be available Week 6, from 12:01 Monday, 4 October 2021 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time), Saturday, 9 October 2021

     
After you take the Midterm exam, have a look at . . .
     

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

and friends
Chs. 1-7

Secret Ingredients slides: (.pptx)


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

and friends
Ch. 8

Two Fat Ladies slides: (.pptx)

     
 
Week 7 
10 - 16 October 2021
     
     
 
Week 8 
17 - 23 October 2021
     
     
 
Week 9 
24 - 30 October 2021
     
     


Fall Break

28-29 October 2021

     
 
Week 10 
31 October - 6 November 2021
     
     
 
Week 11 
7 - 13 November 2021
     
  • Obesity and on Eating Disorders . . .
    • The "Obesity Epidemic" (.pptx)
    • Body Image and Eating Behaviors (.pptx)
    • Eating Disorders (.pptx)
    • Causes of Eating Disorders (.pptx)
    • Obesity, Eating Disorders: Applications (.pptx)
    • Obesity, Anorexia, Bulimia (.pptx)
     
 
Week 12
14 - 20 November 2021
   
EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling (.pptx)
     
 
Week 13 
21 - 27 November 2021
     
See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder
     
 
Week 14
28 November - 4 December 2021
     
See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder
     
 
Week 15
5 - 11 December 2021
     
See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder
     
 
Week 16
Final Exams 12 - 17 December 2021
     

Final Exam

f2021 The Anthropology of Food Final Exam will be available all of Final Exam Week, Monday, 13 December - Friday, 17 December 2021

     
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