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By Fabio Parasecoli

nutrition is not just anything we consume, it truly is anything we use to outline ourselves. Ingestion and incorporation are relevant to our reference to the realm outdoors bodies. Food's robust social, financial, political and symbolic roles can't be overlooked - what we consume is a marker of energy, cultural capital, classification, ethnic and racial identity.

Bite Me considers the ways that pop culture finds our dating with nutrients and our personal our bodies and the way those became an enviornment for political and ideological battles. Drawing on a unprecedented variety of fabric - motion pictures, books, comics, songs, track video clips, web content, slang, performances, advertisements and industrially produced gadgets - chunk Me invitations the reader to take a clean examine modern-day items and practices to work out how a lot nutrients shapes our lives, perceptions and identities.

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