Intro to Food Studies

The introductory chapter of Miller and Deutsch’s Food Studies was an interesting and enlightening read. I appreciate that the authors took time to tease out the differences between multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, and to address the specific differences between various methodologies. Understanding how a sociologist might study foodways differently from a historian or nutritionist helped me understand the many approaches one can take to food studies. As an aspiring material culturalist, I also appreciate that they separated food studies from food science. The study of how food is embedded with identity interests me the most about food studies, and I am looking forward to learning more throughout the semester.

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