This special section explores the cultural politics of acts of consumption and production performed by human and nonhuman bodies. Drawn from anthropology, history, and geography, and with diverse empirical focuses, the three articles all highlight what we term corporeal consumption: how bodies are both consumed by and also consumers of the worlds around them. Taking these processes of consumption as both metaphorical and visceral, the articles extend and productively reverse previous discussions of how bodies are made and unmade. They show that, just as bodies are inflected and shaped by states and discourses, markets and environments, they also ingest these in ways that speak of resistance and resilience, affect and agency. Attending to corporeal consumption, thus, casts light on how these embodied processes reorder or disrupt those worlds.

The articles presented here, then, not only build on and extend scholarship in cultural theory but also engage with current interdisciplinary...

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