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Carnal Appetites Foodsexidentities

by Elspeth Probyn

  • ISBN: 9780415223041
  • ISBN10: 0415223040

Carnal Appetites Foodsexidentities

by Elspeth Probyn

  • List Price: $155.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780415223041
  • ISBN10: 0415223040
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Description: What is there a new explosion of interest in authentic ethnic foods and exotic cooking shows, where macho chefs promote sensual adventures in the kitchen? Why do we watch TV ads that promise more sex if we serve the right breakfast cereal? Why is the hunger strike such a potent political tool? Food inevitably engages questions of sensuality and power, of our connections to our bodies and to our world.

Carnal Appetites brilliantly uses the lens of food and eating to ask how we eat into culture, eat into identities, indeed eat into ourselves. Drawing on interviews, theory, and her own war with anorexia, Probyn argues that food is replacing sex in our imagination and experience of bodily pleasure. Our culinary cravings and habits express the turmoil in gender roles, in families, and even in the world economy, where famine coexists with plenty. Probyn explores these dark interconnections to forge a new visceral ethics rooted in the language of hunger and satiety, disgust and pleasure, gluttony and restraint.

From the fat pride movement and diet fads to genetically altered grain and colonial cannibalism, Carnal Appetites looks at what we eat to tell us who we are.

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