What are the meanings of the different fasts from the perspective of the tradition? What challenges does this fasting give to practitioners of this food-restriction? Have you ever fasted for a day or more?
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What are "foodscapes?" Address the concept of invisible foodscapes in the U.S., providing specific examples. Why is that particular food considered to be invisible, and does this differ cross-culturally?
December 11, 2017

Week 2 Forum
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Forum Week 2 Meaning of Food and Family
Select one of the following questions: (Please copy and paste your choice of question as your header so that readers know what you are writing about)

  1. Identify and describe three examples of food as a metaphor or symbol for love. Are the symbols cross-cultural?

  2. Evaluate the decline of family meals in modern US family life in terms of what you learned this week. What factors in society have potentially impacted shared meal time? Can you relate to this in regards to your own family?

  3. Critically analyze the concept of meat hunger. What are the potential causes and effects?

Learning Objectives completed this week::
Compare and contrast a wide diversity of foodways, cross-culturally.
Summarize the importance of meat eating in various cultures
Differentiate the meaning various foods play in the cultural traditions and beliefs of peoples world-wide
Analyze a variety of religious, economic, medical and ecological reasons for the various different foods people choose to consume
Instructions for all Forums:
Each week, learners will post one initial post per week. This post must demonstrate comprehension of the course materials, the ability to apply that knowledge in the real world. Learners will engage with the instructor and peers throughout the learning week. To motivate engaged discussion, posts are expected to be on time with regular interaction throughout the week. All posts should demonstrate college level writing skills. To promote vibrant discussion as we would in a face to face classroom, formatted citations and references are not required. Quotes should not be used at all, or used sparingly. If you quote a source quotation marks should be used and an APA formatted citation and reference provided.


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