Sunday, 29 May 2016

Consumed: Food in the Hunger Games

Volume 34, Issue 2, 1 June 2015, Pages 137-150


a  Miami University, Hamilton, OH, United States
b  Department of Art, Miami University, Hamilton, United States 


In the futuristic dystopia of The Hunger Games, food divides rich and poor, empowered and oppressed, pure and putrid. It also provides a lens to analyse power and rebellion through theory, surveillance, and the art historical genre of memento mori. This article considers the following: How does food represent and enact power? How does food send moral and political messages? How does the government control and, in fact, author the lives of the citizens? How do Katniss’ rebellions reflect, represent and magnify the crisis of the state?. © 2015 Intellect Ltd Article.

Author keywords

Food; Hunger; Memento mori; Power; Rebellion; The Hunger Games
ISSN: 14660407Source Type: Journal Original language: English
DOI: 10.1386/ejac.34.2.137_1Document Type: Article
Publisher: Intellect Ltd.