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The egg came first

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In the beginning, there was a great, cosmic egg; so goes the creation story of the Dogon people, a tribe from what is now modern-day Mali. The idea of the cosmic egg is the only easy part of this story. After that, things get sticky: Amma...

The sex lives of fish

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Just because fish don’t comingle to reproduce doesn’t mean they’re not sexy—although I am not privy to the sexiness of fish. The woman fish deposits her eggs and the man fish swings by later to fertilize them. This doesn’t sound very sexy...

Friend

Hanne Blank

Hanne Blank is the author of Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality (2012), Virgin: The Untouched History (2007), and the cult classic sex and body-acceptance book Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them) (2011). Her work has been featured in periodicals ranging from Penthouse to Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, and in anthologies such as from Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body, and Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. She is a former Scholar of the Institute for Teaching and Research on Women at Towson University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...Late at night, I sometimes wake up to the sensation of my husband’s hand on my side near my armpit. You might think, as I did when he first began to do it, that he was working on slyly copping a feel, sliding his hand over my side to my...

So many eggs, one small basket

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Reddit is a social-news networking site, sorted by threads of topics. There is a Reddit site called “Weird Eggs” because God or someone loves me and wants me to have whatever I want, which is, at the moment, images of weird eggs...

Mohawk

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...It took four eggs whites, whipped in the bathroom and fingered into your hair, to get it to stand straight up. You could let the edges flop over the shaven sides of your head and look like a choirboy, or maybe more like a mop. In chemistry...

Epilogue: Destabilizing Patriarchal Consumption

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is the author of numerous books, including the seminal The Sexual Politics of Meat (Bloomsbury Revelations). She is the co-editor of several path-breaking anthologies, including most recently Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (co-edited with Lori Gruen, Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Carol J. Adams Reader (2016). Her work is the subject of two recent anthologies, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women of Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat, in which a new generation of feminists, artists, and activists respond to Adams' groundbreaking work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sexual Politics of Meat : A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The eating of animal flesh, an easy matter of course for most people unless made complex by ritual warnings, may yet turn out to be a problem of psycho-social evolution when humankind comes to review and reassess the inner and outer...

The incredible, edible egg

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...People who see the value only of the board-acre in the trees, the arty potential of a woman’s thigh, of the calories of an egg, do not see the filaments of web, dust, and water vibrating between the pine needles, do not see the connections...

Race and Ethnicity

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Angela Meah

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Race © Angela Meah. “Race” is one of the most toxic words in the English language, associated throughout history with some of the most appalling...

Introduction

Michelle Szabo

Michelle Szabo is Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shelley Koch

Shelley Koch is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory & Henry College, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food, Masculinities, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Why this book? The terms masculinity and home are not closely associated in the Western imagination. “Home” has traditionally been women’s realm and continues to be associated in many ways with women’s presence and feminine care and duty...

Coffee-Milk

Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenny is Editor-at-Large for the Los Angeles Review of Books and a faculty member at the Bennington Writing Seminar as well as the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is the author or editor of four books, including Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction (co-editor, 2015), The Object Parade (2015), and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir (2011). Her essays and reviews have been published in the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Rumpus, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Coffee

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...Coffee is your ally.The little girl doesn’t know what the lemon is for; or how the mother, the beautiful mother—pale skin, black hair, high bones, Think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. sure fingers (see how they twist the peel...