1st Edition

A Natural Symbol

ISBN 9780415089296
Published October 21, 1992 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a broad-ranging and provocative study of the human passion for meat. It will intrigue anyone who has ever wondered why meat is important to us; why we eat some animals but not others; why vegetarianism is increasing; why we aren't cannibals; and how meat is associated with environmental destruction.

Table of Contents

Part I: Background  1. Food = Meat  2. A Brief History of Meat Eating  3. A Matter of Taste  4. More than a Meal  Part II: Meat is Muscle  5. Evolution and Elevation  6. The Power of Meat  7. The Barbarity of Meat  Part III: Mixed Meataphors  8. The Reluctant Cannibal  9. Pets and Other Grey Animals  10. The Joy of Sex  Part IV: Modern Meatologies  11. Economics  12. Health  13. Ethics  14. Ecology  15. Conclusions

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