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Meat

A Natural Symbol

By Nick Fiddes

Routledge – 2004 – 272 pages

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Description

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.

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

Name: Meat: A Natural Symbol (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Nick Fiddes. 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...
Categories: Sociology & Social Policy, Social Theory, Anthropology - Soc Sci