The Philosophy Section's speaker series highlights local philosophers and their work. LBC credit is available for students who attend these talks!
Contemporary discussions of food, diet, and obesity often center on individuals and not on the myriad ways that culture, class, race, and gender affect eating practices. The expectation that one should “choose” foods wisely, track caloric intake, and control one’s appetite can have especially devastating effects on women. Drawing on Caroline Knapp’s Appetites: Why Women Want, and on recent sociological studies of young women’s sexual experiences, I explore connections between the cultural pressure on women to control their appetites for both food and sex and to deny their own needs and pleasures. I argue for a feminist approach that situates “choice” in particular contexts, including those of class, race, and gender, and that promotes the cultivation of women’s embodied desires, rather than their control.
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Thursday, November 5, 2015
5:30 - 7:00pm, Student Center Room 352 (see Campus Map)
In preparation for our conversation, we invite you to check out the following resources. You are also encouraged to bring your own questions!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Halle Auditorium (in Halle Library)
More talks will be announced soon!
The 2015 conference will be our fifth annual conference. Look for a call for papers soon.
The EMU Philosophy Club is a university-recognized social organization dedicated to the discussion of philosophy. Students from all fields and disciplines are welcomed. For more information, check them out on Facebook.
Questions and comments may be emailed to the club's president, Leah McQuone.
Faculty Advisor: Professor W. John Koolage
Held April 5, 6, and 7th at EMU's Student Center.
To go to the conference home page, click here.
The Philosophy Section's speaker series highlights local philosophers and their work.
This year's Starr Lecture Series, conducted by Eastern Michigan University's Honors College, features three of our very own philosophers! This year's series is organized around the question, "just because we can, should we?"
The Star Lectures are all viewable on iTunesU!