Description
FEEDING THE SOUL: FOOD & GENDER IN RELIGIOUS LIFE
** available as of 06/30/2021
Food is sustenance and absolutely essential to life. But food is never simply about nutrition. Because it is fundamental to the human experience, food is also a medium for the expression of culture and social identity. Moreover, food relays complex social messages about gender, sexuality, and family. This course will examine and reflect upon these aspects of culture by exploring the particular relationship between religion, gender, and food in cross-cultural perspective as we investigate the role of feasting, fasting, food taboos, diets, etc. and their relationship to notions of spirituality. We will pay particular attention to regions of Asia, the Middle-East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and indigenous and marginalized peoples.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SU3 Elective Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
GSWS 1715
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Gender Sexuality & Women's St
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring