ASRC 1842

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This seminar explores issues of injustice constructed around race, class, and food in the United States. Students think critically about real-world problems related to food access and security while studying three intersecting, yet countering U.S. food movements: corporate industrial agriculture, local food, and food justice, that impact the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed. We pay particular attention to efforts in these food movements that mitigate and exacerbate race and class-based inequalities within the social, cultural, economic, and political contexts of the U.S. food system.  Our exploration of food (in)justice relies on the idea that the U.S. food system is what Omi and Winant (1994) call a racial project—political and economic undertakings through which racial hierarchies are established and racialized subjectivities are created.

When Offered Spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded