Monday, January 23, 2006
Food and Culture: Intensive Graduate Seminar in New Orleans
NYU: Intersession Class
E33.2191: Food and Culture: Intensive Graduate Seminar in New Orleans
Dates: March 11-18 2006 (Spring Break week)
Instructor: Professor Amy Bentley
New Orleans, with its rich history, unique geographical location, and distinctive culture, is a prime location to study the intersection of food and culture. Through first-hand observation of the city and the region, its history, its people and its food practices, we'll examine how food defines individual and group identities, as well as preserves and transmits culture.
Topics will include the role of race, ethnicity and religion in the development of southern food; restaurants, performance and tourism; contemporary sustainable agricultural movements and farm-to-table initiatives in the Greater New Orleans area. This year a major focus of the course will be the current crises and challenges regarding food, nutrition, clean water, and health as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
Non-NYU students are eligible to apply.
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For questions regarding course content please contact Amy Bentley (amy.Bentley@nyu.edu).
Application deadline is January 27, 2006