Consuming the wor(l)d: A six course meal on gluttony

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Abstract

Of all sinning bodies the gluttonous body is the most public. Personal narrative, mediated body image, and the imperialist politics of economic virtue are considered in turn to derive a hermeneutics of abundance to oppose the modernist regime of scarcity, which I tie to a gnostic metaphysics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Body Image
  • Capitalism
  • Georges Bataille
  • Gnosticism
  • Sin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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