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Meat: A Natural Symbol / Edition 1
     

Meat: A Natural Symbol / Edition 1

by Nick Fiddes
 

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ISBN-10: 0415089298

ISBN-13: 9780415089296

Pub. Date: 11/01/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is a broad-ranging and provocative study of the human passion for meat. It will intrigue anyone who has ever wondered why meat is important to us; why we eat some animals but not others; why vegetarianism is increasing; why we aren't cannibals; and how meat is associated with environmental destruction.

Overview

This book is a broad-ranging and provocative study of the human passion for meat. It will intrigue anyone who has ever wondered why meat is important to us; why we eat some animals but not others; why vegetarianism is increasing; why we aren't cannibals; and how meat is associated with environmental destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415089296
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Background 1. Food = Meat 2. A Brief History of Meat Eating 3. A Matter of Taste 4. More than a Meal Part II: Meat is Muscle 5. Evolution and Elevation 6. The Power of Meat 7. The Barbarity of Meat Part III: Mixed Meataphors 8. The Reluctant Cannibal 9. Pets and Other Grey Animals 10. The Joy of Sex Part IV: Modern Meatologies 11. Economics 12. Health 13. Ethics 14. Ecology 15. Conclusions

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