Anthropology | Culture and Agriculture
A205 | 28618 | Adams


This course will examine the relationship between farming practices
and culture. Food can be grown in many ways and all of these ways have
consequences related to how people organize themselves and give
meaning to their lives. Where does the food you buy come from? How is
it made?
Why are some farmers so poor? Do “peasants” still exist? What is the
role of the family farm in modern agribusiness? Are “locally grown”
and “organic” part of the same movement? This course will be based on
interactive discussions, films, readings and a limited number of
lectures. Your grade will be based on your active participation, exams
and a research project that you will design, carry out and report on.