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Sociology of Nutrition
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McIntosh, W. 2010. “Sociology of Nutrition”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Food is in many respects a social object. It is produced and processed by organized groups of people and it is consumed in family and other social settings. Furthermore, food is a culture object in that it is the product of a culture’s technology as well as a cultural symbol. The objective of this course is to introduce students to social and cultural...

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Cultural Sociology
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College 200

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