Food and Politics: A Food Citizens Methodology Workshop (APA4160.01)

Yoko Inoue

This class will focus on investigating various approaches to Food Studies while examining academic institutions’ food related curriculums and non-institutional models developed by civic and creative practitioners. This Methodology Workshop provides opportunities to explore food as a pedagogical tool to “do food justice” and to practice trans-disciplinary research methods and Socially Engaged Art. We will examine the complexity of food issues in colonial and postcolonial constructs and in the context of globalism. Bearing in mind that cooking is both knowledge and practice, this class will engage in critical food studies beyond the confines of academic textbooks and research papers and encourage students to practice in-situ learning outside of the classroom. This course incorporates research oriented and syllabus-building activities which shall contribute to establishing an inclusive food studies curriculum. The successful outcome will be shared with international peer researchers and practitioners.


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Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: One CAPA environment-food studies course. Please contact faculty to discuss interest and to receive permission - email yinoue@bennington.edu.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM & W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Advancement of Public Action , Fully In-Person
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