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Making Sense of ‘Food’ Animals

A Critical Exploration of the Persistence of ‘Meat’

Authors: Arcari, Paula

  • Extends beyond individual, rational behaviour-based analyses to look at social constitutions of meat and ‘food’ animals, and the practices they are part of.
  • Offers a unique consideration for the role of the senses and the emotions in (re)constituting practices involving meat and ‘food’ animals.
  • Addresses the increasing visibility of meat production practices, including slaughter, and how these are incorporated into an ethical narrative.
  • Comprehensively addresses the fundamental question of why and how the use of animals as ‘food’ and the consumption of their flesh continues to be understood as normal and natural. 
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About this book

This book addresses the persistence of meat consumption and the use of animals as food in spite of significant challenges to their environmental and ethical legitimacy. Drawing on Foucault’s regime of power/knowledge/pleasure, and theorizations of the gaze, it identifies what contributes to the persistent edibility of ‘food’ animals even, and particularly, as this edibility is increasingly critiqued. Beginning with the question of how animals, and their bodies, are variously mapped by humans according to their use value, it gradually unpacks the roots of our domination of ‘food’ animals – a domination distinguished by the literal embodiment of the ‘other’. The logics of this embodied domination are approached in three inter-related parts that explore, respectively, how knowledge, sensory and emotional associations, and visibility work together to render animal’s bodies as edible flesh. The book concludes by exploring how to more effectively challenge the ‘entitled gaze’ that maintains ‘food’ animals as persistently edible.

About the authors

Paula Arcari is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow hosted by Edge Hill University in Lancashire, UK. Seeking to understand the human-animal binary and challenge habitual ways of thinking and acting involving animals, Paula’s current research focuses on the visual consumption of spectacularised animals at zoos, racing events, and agricultural shows.

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eBook $44.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9585-7
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • Due: October 3, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9584-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Sense of ‘Food’ Animals
Book Subtitle
A Critical Exploration of the Persistence of ‘Meat’
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9585-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9585-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9584-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 356
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
Topics