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Culture and Food
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McIntosh, Wm. 2010. “Culture and Food”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology defines culture as "the symbolic and learned, non-biological aspects of human society, including language, custom and convention…" (p. 98). Thus one approach to food and nutrition undertaken by sociologists is cultural in nature. This course, drawing on sociological theory, explores the relationship between the elements...

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Cultural Sociology
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College 200

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