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Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature

Literature and Meat Since 1900

Editors: McCorry, Seán, Miller, John (Eds.)

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  • Covers a broad range of twentieth and twenty-first century literatures of interest within and outside of literary animal studies
  • Presents a literary history of the representation of meat
  • Links ethics, food studies, human-animal relations, environmental and agricultural studies with literary animal studies
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This collection of essays centers on literary representations of meat-eating, bringing aesthetic questions into dialogue with more established research on the ethics and politics of meat. From the decline of traditional animal husbandry to the emergence of intensive agriculture and the biotechnological innovation of in vitro meat, the last hundred years have seen dramatic changes in meat production. Meat consumption has risen substantially, inciting the emergence of new forms of political subjectivity, such as the radical rejection of meat production in veganism. Featuring essays on both canonical and lesser-known authors, Literature and Meat Since 1900 illustrates the ways in which our meat regime is shaped, reproduced and challenged as much by cultural and imaginative factors as by political contestation and moral reasoning.


About the authors

Seán McCorry is Honorary Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is currently working on his first monograph on technology and species difference in postwar culture. He is co-founder of ShARC (Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre).

John Miller is Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK. His books include Empire and the Animal Body (2012) and (with Louise Miller) Walrus (2014). He is co-editor of Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature, co-director of ShARC (Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre) and Deputy Chair of ASLE-UKI (Association for Study of Literature and the Environment, UK & Ireland).


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“The essays in Seán McCorry and John Miller’s collection Literature and Meat since 1900 engage the often invisible power of ‘meat culture’ that has played a major role in the socio-political nature of Western societies since the Industrial Revolution. Further, these essays offer analyses of the ways that literary critical depictions of meat and carnism can inform extant discourses about climate change, capitalism, and animal agriculture. Situated both within and beyond animal studies, Literature and Meat since 1900 furthers a vibrant and necessary field of critical inquiry.” (Laura Wright, Professor of English, Western Carolina University, USA)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26917-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26916-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literature and Meat Since 1900
Editors
  • Seán McCorry
  • John Miller
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26917-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26917-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26916-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 257
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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