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Study Abroad/Global Education

Food Fight: Constructing and Communicating Regional Identity in Spain and the EU

Winterim 2014

Thursday, September 19, 5PM
Communication Department Conference Room, Plaza Building

This Global Study program examines how food is used to construct cultural identity in the very regionalized country ; Spain. From the Spanish home kitchen to the trendiest restaurant kitchen, from the daily markets to the olive groves and vineyards we will analyze how Spaniards and Catalans use food to create two competing identities, one regional the other national. 

Culture and cultural identity are often identified as the "ordinary" everyday life elements we perform. Food is one of these "taken for granted" ordinary cultural identifiers. However, food is more than a means of survival. It permeates many aspects of our lives from the most intimate to the most professional. Food exemplifies how we view ourselves and others and is the center of political and social issues.​

This course will be registered as a Spring 2014 course, so Spring Financial Aid is available!​​

Read the Food Fight blog​


Quick Facts

  • Faculty E.J. Yoder​
  • Location  Barcelona, Spain
  • Dates January 6-19, 2014
  • Cost $4,650 
  • Deadline October 18, 2013
  • Credits 3
  • Course COMM 4995. Graduate students contact Dr. Yoder. 
  • Program Advisor    Meghan Atherton​

Costs and dates tentative and subject to change.

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