Chapter published in:Metasex – The Discourse of Intimacy and Transgression
Anne Storch and Nico Nassenstein
[Culture and Language Use 22] 2020
► pp. 52–85
In this chapter, we explore erotic, obscene, transgressive forms of food talk and its implications in a colonial world. The Othered things we eat, it seems, make us the Othered people we are. The discourse on food-as-porn that is in focus in this chapter is discourse on fat, oil, dogs, genitals and human bodies. The ways in which food talk is positioned, performed and evaluated reveal the complexities of desire and abjection in unequal relationships between people whose historical experiences of colonialism differ.