Author: Julie Torrant

Julie Torrant, Ph.D., is the author of The Material Family (Sense Publishers, 2011) and co-editor of Human, All Too (Post)Human: The Humanities After Humanism (Lexington, 2016). She has published articles on feminism, family, and critical theory in such journals as SignsNineteenth Century ProseCultural Logic, and Textual Practice. She is currently working on a book about health and disability in global capitalism.

The Hunger of Vibrant Matter: Materialism and Food in the Pandemic

The fundamental contradiction between production for exchange (profit) versus production for use (need) is the source not only of intermittent food deprivation, but of chronic and acute, life-threatening hunger for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.