Areas of interest : Food, Agriculture, and Environment; Moral Economy; Kinship; the State and Social Movements.
Caroline Merrifield completed her PhD in sociocultural anthropology at Yale in 2018. Her research focuses on food sourcing arrangements in China within the context of China’s growing food movement. In this research, food is a crucial site for investigating problems of moral consensus-making in a time of Chinese “moral crisis.”
ANTH 170, EAST 170
Chinese Culture, Society, and History
Anthropological explorations of basic institutions in traditional and contemporary Chinese society. Topics include kinship and marriage, religion and ritual, economy and social stratification, state culture, socialist revolution, and market reform.