Food & Communication

SPCH 4957/5957, Pre-Summer 2015 online

3 credits in 3 weeks!

Intensive summer course exploring how people communicate about food & through food

Explore how:


  • social groups form around food and eating
  • food is a site of struggle, power, and conflict
  • social media shapes how we interact with food
  • family experience shapes our very taste for foods
  • "knowledge" about nutrition is tentative and in flux
  • the family meal is perceived as a panacea for social ills
  • farmer's markets reconfigure our relationships with food
  • gender, ethnic, and personal identities are crafted through food
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