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HIST 2485 Foodways and Folkways in African American History (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Food provides a lens through which to explore and compare the impact of this dispersal on a people as they moved, adapted long-held practices to new places, new times, and new concerns. This course focuses on several themes such as evolving food customs and traditions, how those traditions reflect the common bonds as well as the limitations of diaspora, the politics, economics, and health implications of food availability and scarcity, and the presence of food as a dynamic element in cultural production and representation in art, literature, film, and history. Students will examine and share their own familial food traditions and histories.

Instructor(s): Karen Miller

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 01-May-18