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Eating AnxietyThe Perils of Food Politics$
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Chad Lavin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680917

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.001.0001

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Eating Alone

Eating Alone

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(p.23) 2 Eating Alone
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Eating Anxiety
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Chad Lavin

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0002

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 informed a particularly sterile notion of representative democracy that is captured in the metaphor of a “social contract.”

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

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