By (author) Elspeth Probyn
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Carnal Appetites by Elspeth Probyn
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415223058
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elspeth Probyn
Remote Control, Paperback (October 2003)
This book examines the ethical challenges posed by new media formats, technologies and audiences.
Outside Belongings, Paperback (June 1996)
This study proposes a model of identity that takes into account the desires of individuals, and groups of individuals, to belong. It articulates, in concrete terms, precise concerns about sexuality and nationality, and analyzes terms such as "the outside", "the surface" and "belonging".
Sexy Bodies, Paperback (July 1995)
Through an examination of a variety of cultural forms and texts, Sexy Bodies investigates the ways in which sexual bodies, sexual practices and sexualities are produced.
Sexing the Self, Paperback (April 1993)» View all books by Elspeth Probyn
Probyn, arguing for "feminism with attitude", ranges across a wide range of theoretical strands, drawing upon a body of literature from early cultural studies to Anglo-American feminist literary criticism.
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Author Biography - Elspeth Probyn
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).
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