AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Section: 101 American Foodways
Term: SP 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Has the U.S. become a “fast food nation” or is there still nothing more American than mom's homemade apple pie? Or is the country becoming, as the title of a recent book suggests, a “gourmet nation,” — the “United States of Arugula”? Foodways in the United States have been determined by the complicated histories and geographies of people and power that have shaped the country and its role in the world. This course will take a broad survey of American foodways past and present, and explore their relationships to the creation of national identity, ethnic difference and assimilation, race and gender stereotypes, industrialization, globalization, and contemporary policy debates. Reading quizzes, two exams (midterm and final), and two papers will be used to evaluate comprehension of the readings and material presented in class, including lectures and films.

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
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101 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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