Lecture 1 You Are - We don’t eat Food Restrictions • Kosher • Vegetarian • Hindu • Muslim • Vegan • Organic • Fast Food • Et

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Anthropology 250 The Anthropology of Food and Cuisine Professor Jane Fajans 202 McGraw jf20@cornell.edu Office Hours: Wed. 9:30- 11:00 Friday 1:30 – 3:30 TAs: Lisa Todzia lmt12@cornell.edu Mon: 12:15-1:15 Thurs: 9:30 - 11 Reighan Gillam rag47@cornell.edu Office Hours: Mon. 12:15 – 1:30 Wed. 10 - 11
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LUNCH DISCUSSION GROUP THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD AND CUISINE Wednesdays: 12:15 – 1:15 Okenshields’ Dining Hall Discussion Leader: Jane Fajans All interested students and faculty welcome!
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You Are What You Eat! Or Are You What You Don’t Eat?
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Have you eaten rice yet? What is a meal? What do real people eat? How do you want your _______ today?
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Give Us this Day Our Daily  Bread Staple foods Rice Taro Manioc Potatoes Wheat Corn Millet Barley Breadfruit Bread Porridge Tortillas Rice Poi Damper Pasta
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Comfort Food
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Comfort Food Everyday food Staples Childhood food Soups or soft foods
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Food and Affect Some foods affect our moods Others celebrate our moods
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Food Events
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Unformatted text preview: We don’t eat _____! Food Restrictions • Kosher • Vegetarian • Hindu • Muslim • Vegan • Organic • Fast Food • Et cetera Some Classifications We eat everything Changing Food Habits • Trade • Immigration • Technology Temporal Aspects of Food • Cyclical Time • Repetitive – Days of the week – Months – Seasons – Meals – Holidays Breakfast Lunch Dinner Punctuated Time • Oscillating – Week/ Weekend – Day/Night – Work/Break • Coffee Break • Study Break • A B Calendar Time • Linear Time • Non-repetitive – Calendar – Birthdays – Life Cycle 2005 2006 2007 Food and Time • Fast Food • Slow Food • Delivery Food • Ready Made Food/Take out Food and Space • Private – Home – Family – Delivery (Stay in to eat out) • Public – Restaurant – Picnic (Home food in a public place New Foods Is it Authentic? Globalization Time-Space Compression...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course ANTHR 2450 taught by Professor Fajans,j during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture 1 You Are - We don’t eat Food Restrictions • Kosher • Vegetarian • Hindu • Muslim • Vegan • Organic • Fast Food • Et

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