Sustaining Food: Conference on Past and Present Food Systems
The 6th Annual Anthropology Conference on Culture, Community, and Well-Being
Friday, March 20, 2009
This conference aims to explore how food plays an essential role in the development of civilization and culture. Current concerns over soil depletion, water conservation, biotechnology, intellectual property rights, socially just food production, food safety, and food security rest on our understanding of the long-term development of food, and its impact on specific cultures.
Anthropology, archaeology and other interdisciplinary methods do much to inform our current understandings of food and culture. To what degree might current systems succeed in being economically viable, socially responsible, and ecologically sound? And, how does the ideology and structure of society relate to these practices? Join us in better understanding the relationship between people and food in ways that can truly sustain us.
Proposals by January, 5, 2009.
Larissa Petrillo, Deptartment of Anthropology
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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