Gender and Agriculture: Market and Subsistence (APA2244.01)

Tatiana Abatemarco

This course examines the intersections of gender and agriculture, focusing on feminist and queer theories of agriculture. Students will examine international and local examples, queer agricultural movements, women farmers, capitalism, agrarianism, and the spectrum from subsistence to market-based to commodity agriculture. We will observe trends toward urbanization and consider the question of whether peasant farmers can feed the world. Students will explore the integration of subsistence through “DIY” and homesteading practices as they connect to food sovereignty. As a service learning component, students will develop a workshop that teaches a subsistence skill that relates to food or farming in the community.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40-3:30
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Updates, Advancement of Public Action.