Politics, Food, and Hunger | Spalding University Catalog

ANTH-325: Politics, Food, and Hunger

3 credit hours

Our goal is to critically analyze why hunger is allowed to exist in the modern world as well as the political dynamics that lead to unequal access to food. Specifically, we focus on how the Industrial Revolution helped spawn a global politics of food and hunger that remains with us today. By examining different cultural understandings of food production and food distribution, we study food and hunger within a broader context that sheds light on many other features of our world, including large-scale urbanization, migration, racism, and war. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.