Meat Culture

Meat Culture The analysis of meat and its place in Western culture has been central to Human Animal Studies as a field It is even urgent now as global meat and dairy production are projected to rise dramatically b

  • Title: Meat Culture
  • Author: Annie Potts
  • ISBN: 9789004325845
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The analysis of meat and its place in Western culture has been central to Human Animal Studies as a field It is even urgent now as global meat and dairy production are projected to rise dramatically by 2050 While the term carnism denotes the invisible belief system or ideology that naturalizes and normalizes meat consumption, in this volume we focus on meat culturThe analysis of meat and its place in Western culture has been central to Human Animal Studies as a field It is even urgent now as global meat and dairy production are projected to rise dramatically by 2050 While the term carnism denotes the invisible belief system or ideology that naturalizes and normalizes meat consumption, in this volume we focus on meat culture, which refers to all the tangible and practical forms through which carnist ideology is expressed and lived Featuring new work from leading Australasian, European and North American scholars, Meat Culture, edited by Annie Potts, interrogates the representations and discourses, practices and behaviours, diets and tastes that generate shared beliefs about, perspectives on and experiences of meat in the 21st century.

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    1. This is an edited book covering a wide variety of animal rights topics, only a few of which actually relate to meat culture. This book is better described as a collection of critical animal studies essays, very similar to an issue of Society & Animals (which is the publisher). Some chapters are related to veganism, animals used in arts, animal sentience, sanctuaries, etc. Almost all chapters are extremely issue-specific and do not offer much in the way of new theoretical developments. Most a [...]

    2. The introduction to this book is the clearest and most thorough survey of the field of critical meat studies I know, and the essays that follow are extremely interesting in their variety of approaches. Highlights are an astonishing chapter by Vasile Stanescu about Burger King advertising, a fascinating chapter by Kristy Dunn on factory farming of humans(!), and Greta Gaard's clear-sighted concluding essay on the implications of plant studies for critiques of meat.

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