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Chapter 1: Introduction: Pop Culture Drama: Food and Body Politics Chapter 2: Hungry Memories: Food, the Brain and the Consuming Self Chapter 3: Of Breasts and Beasts: Vampires and other Voracious Monsters Chapter 4: Tasty Utopia: Food and Politics in Science Fiction Chapter 5: Quilting the Empty Body: Food and Dieting Chapter 6: Jam, Juice, and Strange Fruit: Edible Black Bodies Chapter 7: Tourism and Taste: Exploring Identities Afterword: A Plea for Pleasure

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Also available in hardback, 9781845207625 GBP55.00 (September, 2008)

About the Author

Fabio Parasecoli is President of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and teaches on food history, culture and the arts at the Citta del Gusto School in Rome and at New York University. He is also a journalist for the food and wine magazine Gambero Rosso and author of Food Culture in Italy.


In Bite Me, Fabio Parasecoli gives us a riveting tour of the role of food in popular culture. Parasecoli takes a fresh and wonderfully analytical look at the deeper societal meanings of such matters as vampires, South Park, and the Atkins diet - subjects not often perceived as grist for scholarly mills. Never has semiotics been so much fun. Marion Nestle, New York University

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