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Food Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Why, What, and How We Eat!   Tags: courseguidespring12  

Library guide for resources for the University course on Food Studies, spring 2012 (DOCST 190.05 / WOMENST 150.01 / CULANTH 180.08)
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Suggested Readings

Agrarian Dreams
Julie Guthman (2004)

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver (2007)

Diet for a Hot Planet
Anna Lappe (2010)

Diet for a Small Plant
Frances M. Lappe (1971)

Eating Animals
Jonathan Safron Foer (2010)

Just Food
James McWilliams (2009)

Tangled Roots
Deborah Barndt (2008)

The CAFO Reader
Dan Imhoff (2010)

Unsettling of America
Wendell Berry (1996)

Vandana International
Website for the work of Shiva Vandana, prominent environmental activist

Weighing In
Julie Guthman (2011)



    Welcome to the Duke University Libraries' research guide for the Dean's University course, Food Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Why, What, and How We Eat

    This guide offers a selection of resources about the emerging world of food studies.  This "Getting Started" page contains resources relevant to events and readings for this course.

    Discipline-specific resources can be found via the tabs at the top of the page.

    This guide is a work in progress; if you have any comments, suggestions, or requests about resources to add, please contact us!

    Special thanks to Amber Welch, graduate student at UNC-SILS, for her contributions to this guide as part of her internship with the Duke Libraries, fall of 2011.

    Schedule of Events

    About the Speakers:

    January 24: Intro to Local Eating
    Dennis Clements, Duke Health Systems, Board President SEEDS

    January 31: Agrarianism
    Norman Wirzba, Duke Divinity School

    February 7: Food and Land in Environmental Philosophy and Politics
    Jed Purdy, Duke Law School

    February 14: Inventing the Family Farm: Rethinking the Role of Gender, Sexuality, and Agrarianism in Alternative Food Movements
    Gabriel Rosenberg, Visiting Lecturer in History, Trinity College

    February 21: Food Security in Developing Countries
    Phyllis R. Pomerantz, Sanford School of Public Policy

    February 28: Food and Local Politics
    Will Allen, Growing Power 

    March 13: Food and Agriculture: Shock and Awe
    Brit Bartter, JPMorgan Chase/Trinity College Board of Visitors

    March 20: The Nonconscious Psychology of Consumption
    Gavan Fitzsimons, Fuqua School of Business
    "The Nonconscious Psychology of (Food) Consumption"

    March 27: Who Becomes Our Food?
    Local Meat Farmers: Eliza MacLean, Nicholas School of the Environment

    April 3: The Hidden Labor Behind Our Food:
    Melinda Wiggins, Executive Director, Student Action with Farmworkers

    April 10: Genetic Engineering and Food
    Claudia Gunsch, Pratt School of Engineering,

    April 17: Diet for a Small, Hot Planet
    Charlotte R. Clark, Nicholas School of the Environment,


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      Global Development

      GDAE-IATP Report: Jan. 2012

      Download the report and summary, or watch an interview with the authors.

      Read more on the Global Food Crisis.  Read more on IATP's work on food and agriculture.


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