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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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The Meat We Don’t Eat

The Meat We Don’t Eat

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(p.115) 6 The Meat We Don’t Eat
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Eating Anxiety
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Chad Lavin

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.003.0006

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 posthumanism, as its rejection of the organizing metaphor of a “social contract” for a “social network” leads to a jettisoning of a vocabulary of politics for that of ethics.

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

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