Word count: 650. All three readings are attached, no outside resources needed.
Readings analysis: An underlying theme for this last week’s lectures is network. Whether it is explicit or implicit, the idea of network is present in almost every reading. Sometimes it is present in the intersection of issues, like the relationship of the gut biome to human immune function. Other examples are the discussion of mycorrhizae in this week’s lectures, in the commodity chain in how sushi went Global, and the intersectional relationship of the four domains in the Tappers’ article on commensality.
a. Briefly explain how network is implicit or explicit in the 3 readings for this week and then
b. Discuss how the concept of network is present in your own research for this course (you’re welcome to email me if you are in a hurry and not feeling the connection).