Appetites and Anxieties: Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)

Appetites and Anxieties Food Film and the Politics of Representation Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series Cinema is a mosaic of memorable food scenes Detectives drink alone Gangsters talk with their mouths full Families around the world argue at dinner Food documentaries challenge popular consumption cent

  • Title: Appetites and Anxieties: Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)
  • Author: Diane Carson Cynthia Baron Mark Bernard
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  • Page: 166
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Cinema is a mosaic of memorable food scenes Detectives drink alone Gangsters talk with their mouths full Families around the world argue at dinner Food documentaries challenge popular consumption centered visions In Appetites and Anxieties Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation, authors Cynthia Baron, Diane Carson, and Mark Bernard use a foodways paradigm, drCinema is a mosaic of memorable food scenes Detectives drink alone Gangsters talk with their mouths full Families around the world argue at dinner Food documentaries challenge popular consumption centered visions In Appetites and Anxieties Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation, authors Cynthia Baron, Diane Carson, and Mark Bernard use a foodways paradigm, drawn from the fields of folklore and cultural anthropology, to illuminate film s cultural and material politics In looking at how films do and do not represent food procurement, preparation, presentation, consumption, clean up, and disposal, the authors bring the pleasures, dangers, and implications of consumption to center stage In nine chapters, Baron, Carson, and Bernard consider food in fiction films and documentaries from both American and international cinema The first chapter examines film practice from the foodways perspective, supplying a foundation for the collection of case studies that follow Chapter 2 takes a political economy approach as it examines the food industry and the film industry s policies that determine representations of food in film In chapter 3, the authors explore food and food interactions as a means for creating community in Bagdad Caf , while in chapter 4 they take a close look at 301 302, in which food is used to mount social critique Chapter 5 focuses on cannibal films, showing how the foodways paradigm unlocks the implications of films that dramatize one of society s greatest food taboos In chapter 6, the authors demonstrate ways that insights generated by the foodways lens can enrich genre and auteur studies Chapter 7 considers documentaries about food and water resources, while chapter 8 examines food documentaries that slip through the cracks of film censorship by going into exhibition without an MPAA rating Finally, in chapter 9, the authors study films from several national cinemas to explore the intersection of food, gender, and ethnicity Four appendices provide insights from a food stylist, a selected filmography of fiction films and a filmography of documentaries that feature foodways components, and a list of selected works in food and cultural studies.

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