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to Sweet Treats around the World


Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 23:38 (11:38 PM) CDT, day 144 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
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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Slides Schedule
for Anthropology of Food

  "Sunday Memos"

 readings schedule

 video schedule

  main due dates

 Fall 2022 calendar

Weeks . . .
16 

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Week 1
28 August - 3 September 2022
     

Introduction / Orientation:
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course

(.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]



Meet Your Professor

(WebPage)
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]

     
 
Week 2
4 - 10 September 2022
     

  • 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)

    (NOTE: These are long slide sets as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)



(optional) Finding Information on Food of Different Countries and Cultures

(.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]

     
 
Week 3
11 - 17 September 2022
     

Human Nutrient Needs


  • Biocultural Framework for the Study of Diet and Nutrition: Introduction (.pptx)

    • TERMS:
      • Nutritional Status (.pptx)
      • Biological Makeup (.pptx)
      • Human Nutrient Needs (.pptx)
      • Diet (.pptx)
      • Cuisine (.pptx)
      • The Environments (.pptx)
        • Physical
        • Sociocultural
        • Economic and Political

  • Food Systems (.pptx)



Food Systems

(.pptx)




Food Pyramid -- MyPlate

(.pptx)

  WebPage

     
 
Week 4 
18 - 24 September 2022
     

Diet and Human Evolution


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 Hominini (.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]

     
 
Week 5 
25 September - 1 October 2022
     
Food Revolutions: Neolithic / "Agricultural"


  • 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

Food Revolutions: Industrial / Scientific


  • 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

Was the "invention" of agriculture all a huge mistake?


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

Social and Political Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution
(.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).


Reference Materials:


"Hunter-Gathering or Foraging"



"Horticulture"




"Pastoralism"




"Intensive Agriculture"



Neolithic WebPage



An Anthropological Food Paradigm: America's First Cuisines



Anthropophagy

(.pptx)
     
 
Week 6
2 - 8 October 2022
     

  • 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

    • 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)

    (NOTE: These are long slide sets as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)

     

Midterm Exam

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>


     
 
     
 
Week 7 
9 - 15 October 2022
     


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

and friends
Ch. 8

Two Fat Ladies slides (.pptx)

     
 
Week 8 
16 - 22 October 2022
     

Obesity and on Eating Disorders . . .

The "Obesity Epidemic"
(.pptx)
[click ↑ here]
Optional:
  • Body Image and Eating Behaviors (.pptx)
  • Eating Disorders (.pptx)
  • Causes of Eating Disorders (.pptx)
  • Obesity, Eating Disorders: Applications (.pptx)

     
 

Fall Break

27 - 28 October 2022

 
     
 
Week 9 
23 - 29 October 2022
     


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

and friends
Chs. 1-7

Secret Ingredients slides (.pptx)

     
 
Week 10 
30 October - 5 November 2022
     


  • 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

    • 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)

    (NOTE: These are long slide sets as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)

     
 
Week 11 
6 - 12 November 2022
     

REVIEW


  • 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 (.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)

    (NOTE: These are long slide sets as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)

     
 
Week 12
13 - 19 November 2022
   


  • 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

    • 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)


(NOTE: These are long slide sets as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)


     
 
Week 13 
20 - 26 November 2022
     

EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling
(.pptx)

     
 
Week 14
27 November - 3 December 2022
     

Review Three Major Perennial Debates

  • 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

    • 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)


(NOTE: These are long slide sets as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)


     
 
Week 15
4 - 10 December 2022
     

See Student Presentations in Your
Canvas folder


     
 
Week 16
11 - 17 December 2022

Final Exams Week
     

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>

     
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