Sexual Politics Of Meat / Edition 10

Sexual Politics Of Meat / Edition 10

by Carol J. Adams, Carol Adams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826411843

ISBN-13: 9780826411846

Pub. Date: 11/01/1999

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

First published in 1990, The Sexual Politics of Meat is a landmark text in the ongoing debates about animal rights. In the two decades since, the book has inspired controversy and heated debate.

T he Sexual Politics of Meat argues that what, or more precisely who, we eat is determined by the patriarchal politics of our culture, and

Overview

First published in 1990, The Sexual Politics of Meat is a landmark text in the ongoing debates about animal rights. In the two decades since, the book has inspired controversy and heated debate.

T he Sexual Politics of Meat argues that what, or more precisely who, we eat is determined by the patriarchal politics of our culture, and that the meanings attached to meat eating are often clustered around virility. We live in a world in which men still have considerable power over women, both in public and in private. Carol Adams argues that gender politics is inextricably related to how we view animals, especially animals who are consumed. Further, she argues that vegetarianism and fighting for animal rights fit perfectly alongside working to improve the lives of disenfranchised and suffering people, under the wide umbrella of compassionate activism.

This 20th Anniversary Edition includes a new preface by the author, discussing new developments in the field and answering some of her critics. It also features an introduction by Nellie McKay. If you have never read The Sexual Politics of Meat, prepare to have your worldview challenged — and possibly turned upside down — like tens of thousands of readers before you.

Praise for The Sexual Politics of Meat:

"A bible of the vegan community." —The New York Times

"Her argument is rational and persuasive....New ground - whole acres of it - is broken by Adams." —Washington Post Book World

"Read this powerful new book and you may well become a vegetarian." —Ms. Magazine

"Both thoughtful and thought-provoking." —Kirkus Reviews

"Likely to both inspire and enrage readers across the political spectrum." —Library Journal

"Carol J. Adams's original, provocative book makes a major contribution to the debate on animal rights." —Publisher's Weekly

CAROL J. ADAMS is the author of The Pornography of Meat (Continuum, 2004), and co-author of Beyond Animal Rights (Continuum, 2000), and The Bedside, Bathtub, and Armchair Companion to Jane Austen (Continuum, 2008). She has toured as a speaker throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. More information can be found at her website: http://www.triroc.com/caroladams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826411846
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Edition description:
10TH ANNIVERSARY
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Part One: The Patriarchal Texts of Meat The Sexual Politics of Meat The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women Masked Violence, Muted Voices The Word Made Flesh Part Two: From the Belly of Zeus Dismembered Texts, Dismembered Animals Frankenstein's Vegetarian Monster Feminism, the Great War, and Modern Vegetarianism Part Three: Eat Rice Have Faith in Women The Distortion of the Vegetarian Body For a Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory Epilogue: Destabilizing Patiriarchal Consumption Notes Select Bibliography Index.

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