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The Year of Eating Politically

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 examines the discourse of local foods and argues that the popularity of this mode of food politics owes to its ability to reclaim a traditional ideal of lived space and offer a promise of ... More


Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Chad Lavin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book looks at canonical books in political theory and contemporary interventions in food politics to examine how the experience of eating structures our ability to conceptualize politics. The ... More


Diet and American Ideology

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 chronicles three periods of dietary advice over the 20th Century, indexes them to distinct paradigms of production and capitalist accumulation, and shows how they capture particular ... More


Eating Alone

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 2 reads Hobbes, Locke and Descartes to show how they invented the liberal subject by masking digestive processes. As a result, they established a way of thinking about selves and bodies that ... More


The Digestive Turn in Political Thought

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 3 identifies a “digestive turn” in Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche, and shows how their use of digestive metaphors disrupted the assumptions of the social contract and suggested a more radical and ... More


Responsibilty and Disease in Obesity Politics

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 examines the rhetorics of responsibility and disease in contemporary debates about obesity. The chapter argues that each of these rhetorics conveys distinct anxieties about the meaning of ... More


The Meat We Don’t Eat

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 6 argues that debates about both vegetarianism and cannibalism exploit anxieties about the status of “the human.” In doing so, these debates reveal both the stakes and the possibilities of ... More


Conclusion: Democracy and Disgust

Chad Lavin

in Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 7 ties together the theoretical and the topical chapters by using the sentiment of disgust to explore the engagement with unpleasantness and strangeness that is required in democratic ... More


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