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Food, Consumption and the Body in Contemporary Women's by Sarah Sceats

By Sarah Sceats

This examine explores the sophisticated and complicated value of nutrients and consuming in modern women's fiction. Sarah Sceats finds how preoccupations with foodstuff, its intake and the physique are principal to the paintings of writers comparable to Doris Lessing, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Michèle Roberts and Alice Thomas Ellis. via shut research in their fiction, Sceats examines the a number of metaphors linked to those topics, making strong connections among nutrients and love, motherhood, sexual wish, self identification and social behaviour. The actions surrounding nutrition and its intake (or non-consumption) embody either the main intimate and the main completely public elements of our lives. The e-book attracts on psychoanalytical, feminist and sociological concept to have interaction with a various variety of matters, together with chapters on cannibalism and consuming issues. This vigorous research demonstrates that feeding and consuming are usually not easily basic to existence yet are inseparable from questions of gender, strength and control.

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