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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Food and Moral Predicaments in Rural China: Past and Present

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mildred Livak Room, Davis Center
Description: Presented by Ellen Oxfeld, Middlebury College

This lecture will explore how food in China has been implicated in a variety of moral predicaments, in particular, famine, food safety and filiality.

Ellen Oxfeld is the Gordon Schuster Professor of Anthropology at Middlebury College. Since the mid-1990s, she has returned several times to do fieldwork in a village in Meixian, Guangdong Province, China, where she has investigated moral discourse, changes and continuities in life-cycle rituals, changing gender roles, transformations in property and class relations, and most recently, changes in the local food system. Her most recent book, Drink Water but Remember the Source, explores moral discourses in a period of economic transformation. Her next book looks at changes in the contemporary Chinese food system.

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