WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Section: 001 Food and Gender in Asian American Communities
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Course Note:
This course serves to introduce diverse topics on women and gender, is interdisciplinary in nature.
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This first-year seminar introduces students to historical and contemporary issues of Asians in America, through the lens of food and culture. We will examine how foodways often shape gender roles, labor, power dynamics, and Asian American identity. Focusing on Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Indian, and Vietnamese American communities, we will explore how "Food is our only common language."

Assignments include journals, midterm exam, and term project

WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Amcult 102-001
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

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ISBN: 0143113038
Stealing Buddha's dinner : a memoir, Author: Bich Minh Nguyen., Publisher: Penguin Books 2008
ISBN: 0446698970
The fortune cookie chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food, Author: Jennifer 8. Lee., Publisher: Twelve 1st Trade 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0000447471
Amerasia Journal: Meat vs Rice, Author: Edited by Valerie J. Matsumoto and Anita Mannur, Publisher: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press VOL 32:2 2006
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