Title

Afterword: Hunger as Performance

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

2-15-2018

Publication Title

The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger

Publisher

Palgrave MacMillan

Publisher Location

Cham, CH

First page number:

277

Last page number:

285

Abstract

Sociologists Banerjee and Ray reflect on the ways in which the collection problematizes binaries like east/west, colonizes/colonizer, and victim/victimizer. Focusing on how these dichotomies are constructed through the politics and performance of hunger, the afterword deftly articulates the relationship between the chapters, which offer their own unique contributions on this matter through close reading of texts and/or analysis of historical events. Banerjee and Ray illustrate the ways in which the essays come together to emphasize how the state and concomitant power relations produce hunger, and how this, in turn, shapes the political and aesthetic subjectivities of its citizens.

Language

eng

UNLV article access

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