Erweiterte
Suche ›

Gourmands and Gluttons

The Rhetoric of Food Excess

Buch
74,00 € Preisreferenz Lieferbar in 2-3 Tagen

Kurzbeschreibung

Utilizing texts ranging from the Slow Food Movement to «food porn» as a cornucopia of visual fantasies, this book maintains that the gourmand’s role today is not only grand but also has come to epitomize the rhetoric of excess.

Details
Schlagworte
Autor
Hauptbeschreibung

Titel: Gourmands and Gluttons
Autoren/Herausgeber: Carlnita P. Greene
Ausgabe: 1. Neuausgabe

ISBN/EAN: 9781433122248

Seitenzahl: 156
Format: 23 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 350 g
Sprache: Englisch

Carlnita P. Greene (PhD, University of Texas at Austin) is on the faculty in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. She is co-editor of Food as Communication/Communication as Food (Peter Lang, 2011).

From «supersizing it» to hoarding, we are living in an age of excess. Whether it is cars or housing, American culture is being driven by the old adage that «bigger is better». Yet, although we often overlook it, nowhere is this rhetoric of excess more on display than within our food discourses. While many would argue that the gourmand vanished from society at the end of the 19th century, this book contends that both the gourmand and its counterpart, the glutton, have moved beyond their historic roots to become cultural personae found throughout contemporary media and popular culture. Utilizing texts ranging from the Slow Food Movement to «food porn» as a cornucopia of visual fantasies, this book maintains that today the gourmand and the glutton have come to epitomize a rhetoric of excess far beyond the realm of food.

buchhandel.de - Newsletter
Möchten Sie sich für den Newsletter anmelden?


Bitte geben Sie eine gültige E-Mail-Adresse ein.
Lieber nicht