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Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Chad Lavin


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 book offers a theoretical treatment of food politics, examining how food offers valuable resources for thinking about such political concepts as identity, knowledge, and sovereignty. The book does not just contribute to Food Studies, but helps explain the rise of Food Studies as an area of humanistic inquiry. The book links the concerns of food politics (especially questions of sustainability, public ... More

Keywords: Animals, Biopolitics, Community, Consumer Culture, Democracy, Food, Local Foods, Materialism, neoliberalism, posthumanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680917
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chad Lavin, author
Associate Professor, Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic University