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food is a way of talking about the body

November 11, 2012

Kyla Wazana Tompkins asserts that:

“food consistently disrupts written text as a sign of embodied existence, as a mark of the outer limits of language, and as a trope for written language’s inability to fully represent the life of the body.”[1] 

“food is a way of talking about the body, of constructing both ideal and abject social bodies.”[2]


[1] 244 Kyla Wazana Tompkins (2005) ‘Perspectives on Teaching… Literary Approaches to Food: Easting the Other’ Food, Culture & Society 8(2)Fall: 244-258

[2] 245 Kyla Wazana Tompkins (2005) ‘Perspectives on Teaching… Literary Approaches to Food: Easting the Other’ Food, Culture & Society 8(2)Fall: 244-258

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