Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ANTM022: Food, Body and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Harry G West (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module examines the relationship between food and the body, as well as how foodways and food systems shape social bodies, from families, to religious communities and social classes, to nations. You will study socially variable ideas about healthy eating; conceptions of food as medicine; food prohibitions and avoidances; how commensality—eating together—may forge shared identities, whether embraced or enforced; how cuisine relates to social class; how food and foodways may transmit or transform memory; and the role of food and foodways among migrant and diaspora populations. 

Module created

19/04/2017

Last revised