RS 100: Selected Topics in Religion, Culture and Society

Topic: Anthropology of Religion and Food

This course is an investigation into the intersections of food and the world’s religions. We will address food prohibitions, rituals involving food and food symbols that are present (or absent) in the various traditions and will pay particular attention to how religious groups use food to construct relationships (real or imagined) between individuals, the community, and nonhuman beings (animals, deities, ancestors).

Instructor: Dr. Rachel Brown