Anthropology | Food and Conflict in Africa
E600 | 28113 | Clark


Food shortages can both cause and result from conflict at various
levels of society.  This course examines the whole spectrum of causal
relationship between food and conflict,  from famines caused by
drought or war and the public response to them to household conflicts
over food production and distribution.  Other featured instances from
Africa will be conflicts between farmers and herders over land use,
food riots in response to price rises, and the gender dimensions of
the impact of food shortage and responses to it.   Students have the
option to take this course for 1-3 credits with African Studies A731
or 3 credits for Anthropology E600, meeting with guest speakers,
discussing assigned readings and writing a research paper on a topic
of their choice.