Edible Men: Playing with food at bachelorette parties

This paper explores the bachelorette party as a postfeminist expression. By focusing on food’and drink consumed’at bachelorette parties held in Atlantic Canada over a twenty year period, it considers both the symbolic construction and consumption of male bodies in the form of meatballs or phallic cake, and the conjuring of girlhood through the ironic reinterpretations of candy associated with childhood. It examines how food and drink served at bachelorette parties fit into the hypersexualized and transgressive play that characterizes these events. Copyright © 2018. Westell States Folklore Society.

This paper explores the bachelorette party as a postfeminist expression. By focusing on food’and drink consumed’at bachelorette parties held in Atlantic Canada over a twenty year period, it considers both the symbolic construction and consumption of male bodies in the form of meatballs or phallic cake, and the conjuring of girlhood through the ironic reinterpretations of candy associated with childhood. It examines how food and drink served at bachelorette parties fit into the hypersexualized and transgressive play that characterizes these events. Copyright © 2018. Westell States Folklore Society.

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