Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite

Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite

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Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite is a volume of interdisciplinary essays that brings together a wide range of scholarship in diet studies, a growing field that investigates connections between food, drink and culture, including literature, philosophy and history. The collection considers the full range of social, cultural, political and philosophical phenomena associated with food in the Romantic period, reconsidering issues of race, class and gender, as well as those of colonialism, imperialism, and science. In brief, the volume initiates a dialogue between the cultural politics of food and eating, and the philosophical implications of ingestion, digestion, and excretion.... as a€œmutilatinga€ and a€œsurgicala€ in which a€œblood is visible, natural, densea€ as opposed to the morphology ofmilk:a€œcreamy, and ... These references become homogenized when critics see persistent returns to the needs of the human body as aanbsp;...

Title:Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite
Author:Timothy Morton
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2004-01-17


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