Przegląd Kulturoznawczy

Crip Appetites: American Gastrodystopias in the Graphic Series Chew

Data publikacji: 17.03.2021

Przegląd Kulturoznawczy, 2021, Numer 1 (47) Zarządzanie w antropocenie, s. 150 - 165



Marta Usiekniewicz
Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, 00-927 Warszawa, Polska
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4416-4619 Orcid
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I propose a serious exploration of food and eating anxieties of late capitalism as expressed in the imagined gastrodystopia of Chew, a graphic series by John Layman and Rob Guillory featuring a cannibal detective. Viewed as a reflection on the interweaving of fears associated with the disabling impact of globalization, climate crisis, exploitation of (human) resources, as well as discourses of crises of masculinity and collapse of social bonds in neoliberalism, Chew present a new way of conceptualizing gender, consumption, waste, and community through characters that both conform to and subvert conventional gender types featured in comics and the eating practices implicitly or explicitly associated with them. Using concepts and frameworks from critical eating studies, gender studies, new materialism and crip theory, I examine the ways in which cannibalism may be used to comment on consumption and identity.

* This article is a result of a research project entitled “Crip Appetites: Teoria crip i krytyczne badania nad jedzeniem w amerykańskim komiksie” carried out at ASC UW and funded by State Fund for Rehabilitation of Disabled People (PFRON). Project no. BEA/000044/BF/D.


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Crip Appetites: American Gastrodystopias in the Graphic Series Chew



Marta Usiekniewicz
Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, 00-927 Warszawa, Polska
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4416-4619 Orcid
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Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, 00-927 Warszawa, Polska

Publikacja: 17.03.2021

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