LLOYD TIME: EATING THE OTHER

16/07/2012

20.30 hrs
Room 28 Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
free admission

Public session of reading group PLUG, which aims to raise awareness of media representations of racial stereotypes.

PLUG is an initiative of Bel Parnell-Berry & Egbert Martina

The main objective of this reading group session will be to instigate an aesthetic analysis of how and when racialised bodies become edible bodies.
How do characters perpetuated in the media embody an edible state? How far is it arguable that this ‘edible state’ of the Other fulfils the nourishment and consumption of an audience? From this session, the organisers hope that participants will appreciate a more critical observation of the media and also that  PLUG can contribute in a meaningful manner.

Literature:
‘Eating the other’ by Bell Hooks

Case study:
Swedish cake incident and the Zwarte Piet debate
Chester French’s song ‘Black Girls’
John Williams in Chocodreams and Whittaker’s Ghana Peppermint commercial.

John Williams in Mona ad for chocodreams desert


 



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