Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3014: Cultures: Food

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Abbots, Emma-Jayne (2016) “Approaches to Food and Migration: Rootedness, Being, and Belonging”, ,” in J. Klein and J. Watson, The Handbook of Food and Anthropology, London: Bloomsbury, chapter 5.

Appadurai, Arjun (1981) ‘Gastro-politics in Hindu South Asia’, American Ethnologist 8 (3): 494-511.

Goldschmidt, Walter (1978) As You Sow: Three Studies in the Social Consequences of Agribusiness, Allanheld, Osmun, and Co., chapter 2.

Inglis, David and Gimlin, Debra (2009) The Globalization of Food, Oxford: Berg. Chapter 1, pp. 3-42.

Klein, Jakob A, Johan Pottier, and Harry G. West (2012) “New Directions in the Anthropology of Food”, in The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology, eds. R. Fardon, O. Harris, T.H. J. Marchand, M. Nuttall, C. Shore, V. Strang, and R. Wilson, London: Sage Publications Ltd., pp. 293-302.

Leitch, Alison (2009) “Slow Food and the Politics of ‘Virtuous Globalization’”, in D. Inglis and D. Gimlin, eds., The Globalization of Food, Berg. Reprinted in Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterick, eds. (2013), Food and Culture: A Reader (Third Edition), New York and London: Routledge, pp. 409-425.

Madeley, John (2000) Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade, Zed, chapter 3.

Nestle, Marion (2003) Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism, University of California Press, chapter 1.

Pottier, Johan (2016) “Observer, Critic, Activist: Anthropological Encounters with Food Insecurity”, in J. Klein and J. Watson, The Handbook of Food and Anthropology, London: Bloomsbury, chapter 7.

Probyn, Elspeth (2009) “Fat, Feelings, Bodies: A Critical Approach to Obesity”, in H Malson and M Burns, eds., Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Disorders, Routledge, pp. 113-123.

Raynolds, Laura T. 2012. Fair Trade: Social Regulation in Global Food Markets, Journal of Rural Studies 28 (3): 276-287.