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WRDS 1104: The Rhetoric of Food

This guide is for Dr. Aaron Kashtan's WRDS 1104 course on the rhetoric of food.

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Advertising -- Food Food in popular culture
Asian cooking Food industry and trade
Beer Food industry and trade -- moral and ethical aspects
Beverage Food preferences
Body image in men Food preferences -- moral and ethical aspects
Body image in women Food relief -- United States
Brewing Food security
Cooking Food stamps
Cooking, Mexican Food supply
Diet -- United States Gastronomy
Dinners and dining Grocery shopping
Discrimination against overweight persons Hmong Americans -- food
Famines Hunger
Fasting Hunting and gathering societies
Food Liquors
Food - History Natural foods
Food - Religious aspects Obesity in women  -- social aspects
Food - Social aspects Organic living
Food consumption Overweight women -- mental health
Food habits Soul food
Food habits -- Mexico Taste
Food habits --- moral and ethical aspects Temperance
Food habits -- psychological aspects Vegetables
Food habits -- social aspects Vegetarianism
Food habits -- United States -- history Weight loss -- social aspects
Food in art Weight loss -- United States
Food in literature Wine and wine making
Food in motion pictures Women cooks
  Women in the food industry