Carnal Appetite: Food Sex Identities

Carnal Appetite: Food Sex Identities

by Elspeth Probyn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415223059

ISBN-13: 9780415223058

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Carnal Appetites, Elspeth Probyn charts the explosion of interest in food - from the cults that spring up around celebrity chefs, to our love/hate relationship with fast food, our fetishization of food and sex, and the impact of our modes of consumption on our identities. 'You are what you eat' the saying goes, but is the tenet truer than ever? As the

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In Carnal Appetites, Elspeth Probyn charts the explosion of interest in food - from the cults that spring up around celebrity chefs, to our love/hate relationship with fast food, our fetishization of food and sex, and the impact of our modes of consumption on our identities. 'You are what you eat' the saying goes, but is the tenet truer than ever? As the range of food options proliferates in the West, our food choices become inextricably linked with our lives and lifestyles. Probyn also tackles issues that trouble society, asking questions about the nature of appetite, desire, greed and pleasure, and shedding light on subjects including: fast food, vegetarianism, food sex, cannibalism, forced feeding, and fat politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415223058
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gut Feelins 1. Bodies that Eat 2. Feeding McWorld, Eating Ideologies 3. Eating Sex 4. Cannibal Hunger, Restraint in Excess 5. Eating in Balck and White: The Making of a mod Oz 6. Eating Disgust, Feeding Shame Postscript: The New Sexuality? Bibliography

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