ILRIC 5325

ILRIC 5325

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course will explore key topics in the critical study of labor and capitalism through the lens of food. Questions of race, gender, and class, but also toxicity, settler colonialism, as well as production and reproduction can all be read in the landscapes of food provision and procurement. Food is the ground for an array of labor processes—planting, harvesting, transporting, serving, and eating, just to name a few. Some of these forms of work are overt (stooped workers toiling in pesticide ridden field, for example). But some of these forms of work are invisible and unpaid. And sometimes, they are incredibly well remunerated but totally shadowy. By studying these different forms of work comparatively, we can understand genealogies and futures of inequality, resource use, and the nature of work itself. 

When Offered Fall or Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3325ILRIC 3325

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 19930 ILRIC 5325   LEC 001

    • MW Ives Hall 105
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Besky, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person