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Week 1 Notes ANTH 3541
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kara Pemberton on Thursday August 20, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 3541 at University of Georgia taught by Dr. Julie Velásquez Runk in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 58 views. For similar materials see Anthropology of Eating in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Georgia.
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Date Created: 08/20/15
Anthropology of Eating Week 1 81 8 15 Food in Political Campaigns 0 Hillary made comment thought to disparage housewives o I suppose I could ve stayed home making tea and cookies but I went out and pursued my career instead 0 Had to respond to negative media with campaign of her love of baking 0 Obama amp Arugula 0 While speaking in Iowa to farmers made comment of ridiculous price of arugula in Whole Foods stores 0 Irrelevant and unrelatable to the people he was speaking to Food in Movies and Books 0 Documentaries and books examining our culture of nutrition and what we eat 0 Food Inc Fed Up The Omnivore Dilemma etc Food in Companies 0 CocaCola funding scientists who blame not exercising as the source of obesity instead of bad diets o Tendency to shift blame to individual decisions instead of companies 0 Chipotle emphasizing importance of organic foods 820 15 Athens Farmers Markets 0 Wednesday 47pm Creature Comforts downtown 0 Saturday Sam12pm Bishop Park West Broad Farmers Market 0 Tuesday 27pm 0 Saturday 10am2pm Athens Locally Grown 0 Farmers within 100 miles of Athens growing and selling to anywhere within the community 0 Ordered online Michael Pollan The Omnivore s Dilemma 0 Journalist on the more scientific parts of foods 0 Popular among foodies o Lipophobia gt Carbophobia 0 US transitioned from a fear of fats and cutting meat out of our diet to a fear of carbs and cutting bread and pasta out of our diet 0 Atkins diet 0 Food Pyramid constantly changing 0 Evidence of our lack of a stable food culture 0 Now Food Plate 0 15th of US meals eaten in cars 0 13rd of US children eat at a fast food outlet every day 0 Unhealthy people obsessed with eating healthy 0 Prevalence of diet foods 0 US calorie intake incredibly high What is the Omnivore s Dilemma 0 We can eat almost anything and have an excess of food choices 0 The decision of what to eat is therefore confusing and anxietyfilled 0 Tons of processed foods and new food choices produced each year 0 In the US there is no single strong stable food tradition 0 Left to will of marketers and food scientists o Tension between logic of nature and logic of human industry 0 Monocropping goes against the logic of nature 0 Solar energy gt Petrochemical energy I Easier to depend on fossil fuels 0 Food decisions in uenced by a number of factors 0 Especially economicfinancial 0 US has a divorce in thought from the foods we grow here 0 Movement of foods with people 0 Mixing food traditions within the US 0 Other countries associate food with medicine 0 Aesthetic of food and restaurants 0 Difference in food prices based on availability 0 Fish prices here vs the coast
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