MCS326H1: The Material Culture of Food

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VIC326H1

This course explores the material cultures which form around food and foodways in contemporary culture. It looks at foods as objects of production and consumption and at the material landscapes (culinary tools, the geography of the kitchen and restaurant, the archives - recipes, cookbooks, menus - that home cooks or chefs use) in order to "expose" the social, cultural and political dimensions of cooking, entertaining and eating.

Prerequisite
Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion
VIC326H1; VIC229H1 (Special Topics in Material Culture: The Material Culture of Food), offered in Winter 2016
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)