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Abjection and nostalgia in Eating Out

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This article examines the presence of two concurrent elements in Eating Out – abjection and nostalgia, and explores the way in which they work together to shape the temporal identity of a space. The article argues that abjection functions throughout this short film to safeguard nostalgia and slowness as identity markers.

Keywords: abjection; food; identity; nostalgia; slowness; time

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Purdue University

Publication date: 2013-10-01

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