BK 600 Senior Seminar (Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: BK 110 Introduction to the African Diaspora
Corequisite: Department permission required
Food provides a lens through which to explore and compare the impact of this dispersal on a people as they moved, adapted long-held practices to new places, new times, new concerns. This seminar focuses on several themes including--evolving food customs and traditions, how those traditions reflect the common bonds as well as the limitations of diaspora, the politics, economics, and health implications of food availability and scarcity, and the presence of food as a dynamic element in cultural production and representation in art, literature, film, and history. Students will examine and share their own familial food traditions and histories.
Karen Miller

Last Updated: 22-NOV-13