Consumer Citizenship: A Preview of the Gastronomica/SOAS Distinguished Lecture

In advance of the next event on March 16, Amita Baviskar gives readers a taste of her upcoming lecture, “Consumer Citizenship: The Social Life of Industrial Foods in India.”

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Food, Bodies, and the “Stuff” of (Not) Eating in Anorexia

Anna Lavis

With a focus on the materialities and immaterialities of bodies and food, this article explores (not) eating practices among individuals with anorexia. Through these it asks two key questions: How might an attention to material encounters between bodies and food offer insights into key aspects of the experience of anorexia? And, in turn, how does tracing these encounters within the specific context of anorexia enhance critical understandings of eating?

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For Oompa-Loompas, Orange Was the New Black

Layla Eplett

Everlasting Gobstoppers, Scarlet Scorchdroppers, and Glumptious Globgobblers were not the only things sugarcoated in Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” There may have been more beneath the sweet exterior of this classic children’s book.

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