Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SOCM022: Food, Body and Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Professor Harry G West (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module examines the relationship between food and the body, as well as how foodways and food systems shape social bodies, from families, to religious communities and social classes, to nations. You will study socially variable ideas about healthy eating; conceptions of food as medicine; food prohibitions and avoidances; how commensality—eating together—may forge shared identities, whether embraced or enforced; how cuisine relates to social class; how food and foodways may transmit or transform memory; and the role of food and foodways among migrant and diaspora populations.