Violent Appetites: Hunger in the Early Northeast - Book Talk Celebrating Professor Carla Cevasco
When: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 03:00pm
Where: AB 6051 Seminar Room
Category: Center for Cultural Analysis
Book talk celebrating the work of CCA Book Prize Winner Professor Carla Cevasco (RU Department of American Studies)
Andrew Lipman (Colombia - Barnard)
Jennifer Anderson (SUNY Stonybrook)
Jack Bouchard (RU Department of History)
Reception to follow.
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Carla Cevasco reveals the disgusting, violent history of hunger in early northeastern North America. Native Americans and European colonists, locked in constant violence, repeatedly faced the pain of hunger and the struggle for resources, which would transform the meanings of hunger across cultures. Cevasco emphasizes the precarity of the colonial project as well as Native strategies of resistance to both hunger and colonial invasion. By foregrounding hunger, she breaks new ground, opening food studies to a study of scarcity rather than plenty.