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Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food, Second Edition

Feast on this! We have just published a gorgeous new edition of Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food, with a full-colour interior and a range of new features for students and instructors. In this blog post, the author, Gillian Crowther, provides background on how the book has changed from the first to the second edition and on some of the important issues raised in its pages. We highly recommend this book not only as a textbook but as a fascinating introduction to thinking about food and culture in very different ways! read more…

  • dateJune 13, 2018
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  • posted byGillian Crowther
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Teaching about Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

Teaching about other peoples and cultures is often challenging. For me this includes teaching courses on Indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, including those known as Native Americans, Indians, Aboriginals, and First Nations. With two main challenges (authenticity and place) in mind, I recently created a new course on Indigenous Peoples and taught it in a condensed seven-week term. The class met every Friday from 9:00 – 4:00 and focused on the First Nations of the Greater Vancouver area. Four days were spent off-campus and three were spent on-campus. read more…

  • dateJuly 6, 2016
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  • posted byBob Muckle
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Fieldwork Cartoons Revisited

In 1989 when conducting fieldwork in Masset, Haida Gwaii, I complemented my standard social anthropological toolkit of camera, cassette tapes (before the days of digital), and field notebooks with a small black sketchbook—my cartoon book. This proved to be a rewarding and useful means to tell an immediate story about fieldwork, drawn late at night, and before any photographs could be developed. I used the cartoons to start conversations with Haida community members, and we shared perspectives on the events I depicted—from the ordinary to the celebratory. read more…

  • dateMarch 23, 2015
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  • posted byGillian Crowther
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Eating Culture: Sample Student Assignments for the Anthropology of Food

For those of you teaching courses on the anthropology of food, or food studies courses of any kind, we’re very pleased to share two potential student assignments with you. These were used by the author of Eating Culture, Gillian Crowther, in her second-year undergraduate course in the spring of 2013. They are extracted directly from her syllabus for the course, which focused on BC Lower Mainland food culture. read more…

  • dateOctober 7, 2013
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  • posted byAnna
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Author Interview: Gillian Crowther

We are very excited about the imminent release of Gillian Crowther’s new book, Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food. In advance of its publication, we would like to share this short interview with the author, in which she shares her inspiration for writing the book, her approach to teaching her own anthropology of food course, and what she enjoys most about teaching. read more…

  • dateSeptember 30, 2013
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  • posted byGillian Crowther
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