9781845207625

Bite Me Food in Popular Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9781845207625

  • ISBN10:

    1845207629

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-15
  • Publisher: Berg Pub Ltd
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Summary

Food is not only something we eat, it is something we use to define ourselves. Ingestion and incorporation are central to our connection with the world outside our bodies. Food's powerful social, economic, political and symbolic roles cannot be ignored--what we eat is a marker of power, cultural capital, class, ethnic and racial identity. Bite Meconsiders the ways in which popular culture reveals our relationship with food and our own bodies and how these have become an arena for political and ideological battles. Drawing on an extraordinary range of material--films, books, comics, songs, music videos, websites, slang, performances, advertising and mass-produced objects--Bite Meinvites the reader to take a fresh look at today's products and practices to see how much food shapes our lives, perceptions and identities.

Author Biography

Fabio Parasecoli is President of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and teaches on food history, culture and the arts at the Città del Gusto School in Rome and at New York University. He is also a journalist for the food and wine magazine Gambero Rosso and author of Food Culture in Italy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pop Culture Drama: Food and Body Politics
Hungry Memories: Food, the Brain and the Consuming Self
Of Breasts and Beasts: Vampires and other Voracious Monsters
Tasty Utopia: Food and Politics in Science Fiction
Quilting the Empty Body: Food and Dieting
Jam, Juice, and Strange Fruit: Edible Black Bodies
Tourism and Taste: Exploring Identities
Afterword: A Plea for Pleasure
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