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Adv Topics Food Systems:Gender

Course explores the intersection of gender, identity, culture & food. Students will analyze the influences of sexual identity, human sexuality, sexual orientation & gender on real & perceived cultural views of food & consumption.Topics will address how society assigns gender to food by investigating historical & contemporary texts. Employing advertisements, menus, recipes, cookbooks, television programs, films & packaging, students will critically analyze gendering practices. Theoretical frameworks will include queer theory, early feminist theory, Whiteness theory & emerging male studies & transgender studies.
Course #
FOOD-GE 2285
Units
3
Term
Spring
Department