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Thursday, October 3 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
It’s the Capitalism: Income inequality and its connection to food and health

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How do capitalist economic formations produce hunger and disease? Can health and abundance be achieved within capitalism or only outside of it? In this discussion, building on her research on food systems, health and migration, Professor of Food Studies and Anthropology, Alyshia Gálvez will explore the concept of a “slow death,” the ways that chronic diseases like diabetes while framed as “diet-related” and to be addressed with behavior and diet changes, are actually products of the slow erosion of market forces on the body.

Readings will be made available to attendees.

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Alyshia Gálvez

Professor of Food Studies and Anthropology, Bachelor's Program For Adults and Transfer Students, Schools of Public Engagement
Alyshia Gálvez is a cultural and medical anthropologist and is a professor of food studies and anthropology at The New School.  She is the author of a new book entitled Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico (UC Press, 2018) on changing food policies... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105