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Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology

Legitimizing Corporate Harm

The Discourse of Contemporary Agribusiness

Authors: Schally, Jennifer L.

  • Uniquely targets animal and environmental harm caused by the industrial food system
  • Sheds light on the role of language and other symbols in the perpetuation of harm to non-human life
  • Highlights the failure of industrial agriculture to protect animals
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About this book

This book utilizes critical discourse analysis to illuminate the ways in which one of the largest agribusinesses in operation, Tyson Foods, disguises their actions whilst simultaneously presenting the image of a benign, good corporate citizen. Schally unveils how the discourses employed by Tyson gain legitimacy by drawing on and aligning with larger cultural discourses that are often taken for granted and not adequately scrutinised. This original research, situated at the intersection of green and cultural criminologies, contributes to these current perspectives as well as to the burgeoning social harm approach within criminology. 
A bold and engaging study, this book will be indispensable for students and scholars of green criminology, corporate crime, animals and society, and environmental sociology, as well as environmental and animal rights activists.

About the authors

Jennifer L. Schally is on the faculty of the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, USA. 

Reviews

“A piquant account of very insalubrious practices! Schally has made an important contribution to green cultural criminology with her trenchant critique of corporate environmental harm.” (Avi Brisman, Associate Professor, School of Justice Studies, College of Justice and Safety, Eastern Kentucky University, USA)

“This book provides a damning indictment of how animal harm is legitimized within contemporary agricultural production in the United States. Through analysis of language and corporate messages Schally provides a fascinating insight into the different ways in which animal harm is hidden, normalised and legalised within the animal product industry. This book is an important contribution to green criminology's species justice literature.” (Angus Nurse, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology and Sociology, Middlesex University, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schally, Jennifer L.

    Pages 1-16

  • Industrial Agriculture and Its Harms

    Schally, Jennifer L.

    Pages 17-26

  • The Nature of Tyson’s Harms

    Schally, Jennifer L.

    Pages 27-38

  • Contextualizing the “Socially Responsible” Corporation and the Cultural Legitimation of Harm

    Schally, Jennifer L.

    Pages 39-53

  • Disguising Harms: Talking and Not Talking About It

    Schally, Jennifer L.

    Pages 55-63

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eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67879-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67878-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legitimizing Corporate Harm
Book Subtitle
The Discourse of Contemporary Agribusiness
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67879-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67879-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67878-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 97
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