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The Resource Food, consumption, and the body in contemporary women's fiction, Sarah Sceats

Food, consumption, and the body in contemporary women's fiction, Sarah Sceats

Label
Food, consumption, and the body in contemporary women's fiction
Title
Food, consumption, and the body in contemporary women's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Sceats
Title variation
Food, Consumption & the Body in Contemporary Women's Fiction
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study explores the subtle and complex significance of food and eating in contemporary women's fiction. Sarah Sceats reveals how preoccupations with food, its consumption and the body are central to the work of writers such as Doris Lessing, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Michèle Roberts and Alice Thomas Ellis. Through close analysis of their fiction, Sceats examines the multiple metaphors associated with these themes, making powerful connections between food and love, motherhood, sexual desire, self identity and social behaviour. The activities surrounding food and its consumption (or non-consumption) embrace both the most intimate and the most thoroughly public aspects of our lives. The book draws on psychoanalytical, feminist and sociological theory to engage with a diverse range of issues, including chapters on cannibalism and eating disorders. This lively study demonstrates that feeding and eating are not simply fundamental to life but are inseparable from questions of gender, power and control
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Sceats, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.91409355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.F65
LC item number
S34 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • English fiction
  • Food in literature
  • Women and literature
  • English fiction
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Eating disorders in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Food habits in literature
  • Gastronomy in literature
Label
Food, consumption, and the body in contemporary women's fiction, Sarah Sceats
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The food of love -- Cannibalism and Carter -- Eating, starving and the body : Doris Lessing and others -- Sharp appetites : Margaret Atwood's consuming politics -- Food and manners : Roberts and Ellis -- Social eating : identity, communion and difference
Control code
CR9780511485381
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521604550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Food, consumption, and the body in contemporary women's fiction, Sarah Sceats
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The food of love -- Cannibalism and Carter -- Eating, starving and the body : Doris Lessing and others -- Sharp appetites : Margaret Atwood's consuming politics -- Food and manners : Roberts and Ellis -- Social eating : identity, communion and difference
Control code
CR9780511485381
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521604550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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