Remember your childhood? Coming home to a glass of cold milk and warm chocolate chip cookies that your mom just made? Yeah, that wasn’t my life either, but the California Dairy Council sure makes me nostalgic for days I never knew.
In this class, we’ll explore the history, political economy, racialization, and sexualization of milk and cookies. We’ll look at everything from Byzantine depictions of the Madonna to Got Milk ads to understand how Western cultures view food and why advertisements are so pervasive in our diets. Plus, there will be snacks.