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Animal to Edible

Animal to Edible - 94 edition

Animal to Edible - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780521466721

ISBN10: 0521466725

Animal to Edible by Noelie Vialles - ISBN 9780521466721
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1994
International: No
Animal to Edible by Noelie Vialles - ISBN 9780521466721

ISBN13: 9780521466721

ISBN10: 0521466725

Edition: 94

Summary

Why do we find it necessary to slaughter living animals in order to enjoy their flesh? And why does this act offend our sensibilities, without necessarily making us into vegetarians? In her study of abattoirs in southwest France, No\+eacute;lie Vialles brings to light a complex system of avoidances. Her analysis reveals that beyond the specific denial of the work of the abattoirs lies a whole system of symbolic representations of blood, human beings and animals, a symbolic code that determines the way in which we prepare domestic animals for the table.