ARKEO 4086

ARKEO 4086

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020. Courses of Study 2020-2021 is scheduled to publish late June.

What are the historical factors that have led to food insecurity? In this course, we will consider examples from around the world to engage with that question. We will address both food production (i.e., the sustainability of agriculture and food processing) and distribution (i.e., politics, markets, access). While encouraging interdisciplinarity, this course draws mostly on environmental archaeology and history and examines the role that the humanities and social sciences can play in shaping and promoting solutions to food insecurity. We begin with readings from diverse fields to explore critical concepts, then approach case studies in broadly chronological order, starting with early human history and moving into food and colonialism, the development of corporate agriculture, and international development and food-related social movements.

When Offered Fall.

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  • 17000ARKEO 4086  SEM 101