Sociology of Consumption
Issues around food consumption are extensively debated in everyday society. In this course we investigate, analyse and theorise the social roles of food in Western societies. We consider the meanings of food for individuals, families, households and society; as a site for moral debate; globalisation and nationalism; negotiation and access; food distress; and food media and the messages it promotes.
- To provide an overview of sociological approaches to issues concerning food consumption
- To develop critical awareness of taken-for-granted everyday issues surrounding food negotiation and consumption
- To consider some research methodologies used in the study of food
To achieve the course objectives you will need to:
- Attend the three scheduled weekly lecture/tutorial sessions
- Read, understand and contribute to class discussions on the assigned readings
- Complete and submit the assignment on time
- Sit and pass the test and the final examination
Not taught in 2022
A course reader will be made available if required.
Coursework + exam
SOCIOL 323: 15 points
30 points at Stage II in Employment Relations and Organisational Studies or Sociology