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070194 KU Global Studies (2013S)

Food and Society in Global Studies

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 13.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 20.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 10.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 17.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 24.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 06.05. 15:15 - 21:15 Prominentenzimmer Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hof 4
Tuesday 07.05. 10:00 - 16:00 Prominentenzimmer Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hof 4

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar explores the relationship between food and society in global history. Food plays an important role in the formation of cultural identity; in the determination of concepts of purity and pollution; in the articulation of religious membership; and in the formation of the body politic. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, we will adopt analytical methods drawn from anthropology, history, sociology, political theory, and the natural sciences. The prohibition on beef-eating in Hinduism and the terms halal in Islam and kosher in Judaism remind us that food is the central arena where rituals of purity and pollution are regulated in different religious communities. We will also consider the historical connections between food and the social contract by looking at particular case studies that will illustrate the links between food and socio-political formations: potatoes and population; sugar and slavery; bread and revolution. While certain foods have become associated with ‘national’ identity, this seminar will argue that what we eat is not only highly symbolic but the culmination of global historical forces.

Before enrolling in this seminar, consult your diary and make sure you can attend on Monday 6th May 2013 AND Tuesday 7th May 2013.

Assessment and permitted materials

1 x Seminar Paper (70%)
1 x Examination Presentation* (20%)
1 x Graded Class Participation (10%)
Please note that it is not possible to ‘pass’ this seminar without sitting the examination presentations.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

(1) Workshop/Lecture
(2) Class Presentation and Textual Analysis

Reading list

Weekly PDF readings will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte (GGGS): PM Exkursion und Global Studies; Global Studies (4 ECTS)

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:30