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Transgressing Objectivity: The Monstrous Topicality of ‘GM’ Food
Transgressing objectivity: The monstrous topicality of ‘GM’ food

Eating scrambles neat demarcations and points to the messy interconnection of the local and the global, the inside and the outside … food compels us to think about … the social as a surface composed of relations of proximity. (Elspeth Probyn, 1998: 161)

Eating Space

From the mundane discomforts of indigestion or the sour grimaces that mimic the odour of foodstuffs on the turn to the collective anxieties that aggregate around any number of toxins and diseases freighted by food, eating marks the most immediate and commonplace enactment of Merleau-Ponty's insistence that ‘the lived body is our general medium for having a world’ (1962: 130). The metabolic impressions that the flesh of ...

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