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Commodities and Substances: Bodies, Consumption and Ingestion (A) SA 421 (4)

Addresses current theoretical and methodological approaches to the anthropological study of consumption and ingestion of diverse substances. Topics include historical perspectives on production, distribution and consumption; power and meaning; inequality and governance of legal and illegal drugs, drug foods, medicines and diverse populations of consumers and ingesters. Prerequisite: Minimum of 72 units including SA 101 or 150 or 201W, or graduate student status in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or Faculty of Health Sciences.