|Short Description:||Food and Culture|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090303 - Anthropology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||4 June 2020|
This course explores peoples' complex, colourful and passionate relationships with food. Students will examine how culture transforms food from a basic necessity into a rich diversity of cultural practices that underpin the fabric of social life, and explores how food is central to our understanding of ourselves. By studying what, where and how we eat, students will investigate culture as a central human attribute and explore how food is produced, prepared, distributed and disposed of in different and distinctive ways across the globe. These distinctive and diverse patterns of food production and consumption provide insights into key aspects of society including identity, kinship, class, gender, the body, health, ritual, enculturation, migration and globalisation.