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Eating Republican or the Commensal Fraternity?

November 13, 2023

A Talk with Hourya Bentouhami, Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès


What does it mean to eat republican and as brothers? How does eating the same thing at the same time constitute republican fraternity? What is this commensal non-fraternity, and how does it reflect a form of "racial indigestion" (K. Wazana-Tompkins)? And to what extent are Muslim women forcibly included in these discourses of non-fraternity? This talk explores how gastronomic abjection leads to the constitution of an alimentary Frenchness that tends to ethnicize and racialize populations from their dietetic, even gastric, function. A Table! - an interdisciplinary virtual speaker series on eating French -- is co-sponsored by the departments of French & Francophone studies, anthropology, history, Middle East studies and philosophy, The Center for Sustainability Education and the Food Studies Certificate Program. 

Join us on Zoom!

Zoom ID: 397 381 5074
Passcode: 192837

Further information

  • Location: Virtual
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: $0