Making Sense of ‘Food’ Animals A Critical Exploration of the Persistence of ‘Meat’

This book addresses the persistence of meat consumption and the use of animals as food in spite of significant challenges to their environmental and ethical legitimacy. It identifies what contributes to the persistent edibility of ‘food’ animals, even as this edibility is increasingly critiqued. Beg...

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Main Author: Arcari, Paula
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore Springer Singapore 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed. 2020
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book addresses the persistence of meat consumption and the use of animals as food in spite of significant challenges to their environmental and ethical legitimacy. It identifies what contributes to the persistent edibility of ‘food’ animals, even as this edibility is increasingly critiqued. Beginning with the question of how animals are variously mapped by humans according to their use value, it gradually unpacks the roots of our domination of ‘food’ animals – a domination distinguished by the literal embodiment of the ‘other’. The logics of this embodied domination are approached in three inter-related parts that explore how knowledge, sensory and emotional associations, and visibility work together to render animal’s bodies as edible flesh. The book concludes by exploring how to more effectively challenge the ‘entitled gaze’ that maintains ‘food’ animals as persistently edible
Physical Description:XIX, 356 p. 4 illus online resource
ISBN:9789811395857