Fabio Paraseco

Food is more than just something we consume; it also helps us define who we are. Our interaction with the world outside of our bodies is largely based on what we ingest and incorporate. What we eat is a marker of power, cultural capital, class, ethnicity, and racial identity. Food plays powerful social, economic, political, and symbolic roles.

The book Bite Me examines how media portrays our relationship to food and our bodies and how both have become arenas for partisan and ideological debates. Bite Me invites the reader to take a fresh look at today’s products and practices to see how much food shapes our lives, perceptions, and identities by drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, including films, books, comics, songs, music videos, websites, slang, performances, advertising, and mass-produced objects.