Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress

From Body Fuel to Universal Poison

Cultural History of Meat: 1900-The Present

Authors: Buscemi, Francesco

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  • Explores our changing relationship with meat as foodCombines narrative with history to offer an engaging cultural history
  • Identifies key problems and discusses possible solutions
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This book explores our changing relationship with meat as food. Half storytelling and half historic work, it analyzes the way in which humans have dealt with the idea of eating animals in the Western world, from 1900 to the present. The story part of the book follows the rise and fall of meat, and illustrates how this type of food has become a problem in a more emotional way. The historical component informs and offers readers key data. The author draws on theories of circular societies, smart cities and smart countries to explain how and why forms of meat production that were common in the past have since all but disappeared. Both components, however, explain why meat has been important and why it has now become a problem. In tracing the fall of meat, the author identifies a host of dilemmas. These include fossil energy, pollution, illnesses caused by eating meat, factory farming, and processed foods. Lastly, the book offers a possible solution. The answer focuses on new forms of meat obtained without killing animals and in a sense resembles renewable energy. Overall, this unique cultural history offers revealing insights into how meat affects social relations, interpersonal relationships, and humanity as a whole.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72086-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72085-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: February 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89140-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Body Fuel to Universal Poison
Book Subtitle
Cultural History of Meat: 1900-The Present
Authors
Series Title
Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72086-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72086-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72085-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89140-8
Series ISSN
2510-442X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 154
Number of Illustrations
8 illustrations in colour
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