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MA Food Studies

MA Food Studies

The University of Exeter

Streatham Campus, Exeter, United Kingdom
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  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Subject Anthropology
  • Duration 24 months
This programme will prepare you to understand, critically assess, and practically engage with foodways and food systems. The programme gives foundation to comparative understanding of foodways and food systems in industrialised and non-industrialised societies, and the relation of each of these to global forces. Core modules provide interdisciplinary perspectives drawing from fields including archaeology, classics, history, anthropology, sociology, geography, and political economy. You will survey the historical development of agriculture and food - from the agricultural revolution, to the industrialisation of agriculture and food manufacturing, to the globalisation of food. You will develop an understanding of the place of agriculture and food in the constitution of social identities and institutions - from the family, to social classes and ethnic groups, to the nation. And you will analyse the workings of mainstream and alternative food systems and food chains - from production and processing, to trade and retail, to preparation and service, to consumption and waste.
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