Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse

Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse

by Paula Young Lee (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584656982
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 07/31/2008
Series: Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

PAULA YOUNG LEE teaches Art and Architectural History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and is the author of a number of scholarly articles.

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Lists of Illustrations and Tables
Introduction: Housing Slaughter - Paula Young Lee

France and GermanyThe Grand Boucherie, the Right to Meat, and the Growth of Paris - Sydney Watts
La Villette: City of Blood (1867-1914)
Siting the Slaughterhouse: From Shed to Factory - Paula Young Lee
Animal Bodies, Human Health, and the Reform of Slaughterhouses in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Dorothee Brantz

BritainCivilizing Slaughter: The Development of the British Public Abattoi, 1850-1910 - Chris Otter
Humanitarian Reform, Slaughter Technology, and Butcher Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Ian MacLachlan
Filth and Profit, Disease and Health: Public and Private Impediments to Slaughterhouse Reform in Victorian Britain - Richard Perren

United States and MexicoChicago: Slaughterhouse to the World - Dominic A. Pacyga
The Politics of Meat Shopping in Antebellum New York City - Roger Horowitz
Butchers, Tanners, and Tallow Chandlers: The Geography of Slaughtering in Early-Nineteenth-Century New York City - Jared D. Kay• To Admit All Cattle without Distinction: Reconstructing Slaughter in the ˆSlaughterhouse Cases and the New Orleans Crescent City Slaughterhouse - Lindgren Johnson
Abattoir or Packinghouse? A Bloody Industrial Dilemma in Mexico City, c.1890 - Jeffrey M. Pilcher
Conclusion: Why Look at Slaughterhouses? - Paula Young Lee

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Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

“Where’s the beef? This fascinating collection of essays gives some surprising and troubling answers. In its struggles to regulate animal slaughter, to make meat safer and its slaughter more sanitary, the 19th-century city sought desperately to create a modern metropolis. These scrupulously documented studies remind us that blood, guts, and entrails also figure in the civilizing process."

Harriet Ritvo

This collection presents a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary exploration of the emergence of industrialized animal slaughter, a disturbing and evocative subject that also reveals a great deal about less-hidden aspects of modern societies.

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