Carnal Appetites brilliantly uses the lens of food and eating to ask how we eat into culture, eat into identities, and indeed eat unto ourselves. From the fat pride movement and diet fads to genetically engineered grain and colonial cannibalism, Carnal Appetites looks at what we eat to tell us who we are.
Elspeth Probyn is Associate Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Outside Belongings (Routledge, 1996) and Sexing the Self: Gendered Positions in Cultural Studies (Routledge, 1993), and co-editor with Elizabeth Grosz of Sexy Bodies: The Strange Carnalities of Feminism (Routledge, 1995).
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