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Global Food Cultures: Berlin and Prague

Using food as a lens, this course examines the history, culture, and political economy of Berlin and Prague, focusing on how each has been shaped by socialist/post-socialist political economies and ideology. Topics will include food vis-a-vis the European Union; ostalgie; immigration; industrial & recent sustainable agriculture; & the emerging food culture. Employing contemporary & historical perspectives, the course will include lectures by established scholars, visits to museums, markets, restaurants, farms, & cooperatives, wholesale & retail outlets.
Course #
FOOD-GE 2258
Units
4
Term
Summer
Department