Afterword: Hunger as Performance

  • Pallavi Banerjee
  • Ranita Ray


Sociologists Banerjee and Ray reflect on the ways in which the collection problematizes binaries like east/west, colonizes/colonizer, and victim/victimizer. Focusing on how these dichotomies are constructed through the politics and performance of hunger, the afterword deftly articulates the relationship between the chapters, which offer their own unique contributions on this matter through close reading of texts and/or analysis of historical events. Banerjee and Ray illustrate the ways in which the essays come together to emphasize how the state and concomitant power relations produce hunger, and how this, in turn, shapes the political and aesthetic subjectivities of its citizens.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pallavi Banerjee
    • 1
  • Ranita Ray
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.University of NevadaLas VegasUSA

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