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Animal to Edible - 94 edition

Animal to Edible (ISBN10: 0521466725; ISBN13: 9780521466721)
ISBN13: 978-0521466721
ISBN10: 0521466725

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521440981
ISBN10: 052144098X

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 sy
mbolic code that determines the way in which we prepare domestic animals for the table.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 1994
International: No



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