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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (L45)  (Dept. Info)Arts & Sciences  (Policies)SP2017

L45 LatAm 301LHistorical Methods: Latin American History3.0 Units
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01-T-----2:30P-5:30PCupples I / 215 MontanoNo Final15110
Desc:COOKING UP HISTORY: FOOD, DOMESTICITY AND GENDER: This seminar introduces students to the historian's craft through an in-depth deconstruction of cookbooks as primary sources that register the transformation of traditions and everyday life rarely found in traditional historical sources. The home as the location where class, gender, consumerism, nationalism, and technology interact on a daily basis provides a unique window into how individuals experience, define, interpret and make sense of their conditions of existence. Transformations in food consumption, nutrition patterns and cooking techniques, as well as the gendering of the kitchen space can be accessed through these sources. Recipes are loaded with meaning particular to their time and place. At the same time they provide us with ideas that have been through comments, references and historical capsules. As cultural texts they provide us with a better understanding of the central role of food and its preparation/presentation/consumption, in the creation of social class. Modern, Latin America. PREREQUISITE: NONE. This course is crosslisted with L45 301L, L77 301L and L97 301L.


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