The Pornography of Meat

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Continuum, 2003 - Social Science - 192 pages
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How does someone become a piece of meat? Carol J. Adams answers this question in this provocative book by finding hidden meanings in the culture around us. From advertisements to T-shirts, from billboards to menus, from matchbook covers to comics, images of women and animals are merged - with devastating consequences. Like her groundbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat, which has been published in two editions, The Pornography of Meat uncovers startling connections: Why pornography demonstrates such a fascination with slaughtering and hunting Fixations on women's body parts expressed through ads for the breasts, legs, and thighs of chickens and turkeys Animals to be eaten as meat presented in seductive poses and sexy clothing Back-entry poses in pornography, implying that women - especially women of color - are like animals: insatiable How meat advertising draws on X-rated images Why at least one prominent animal-rights group is actually "in bed" with pornographers. With 200 illustrations, this courageous and explosive book establishes why Adams's slide show, upon which The Pornography of Meat is based, is so popular on campuses across North America and is reviled by the groups she takes on with insight and passion. From the rise of chain steakhouses to the language of the hunt, from the halls of government to the practice of artificial insemination on farm animals, The Pornography of Meat shows exactly how harm to others parades as fun.

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User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

the ideas in the book are excellent. the pictures in the book are even better. the writing itself is not as concise or organized as it should be. i imagine that when she toured with a lecture of this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sydney - Goodreads

This book changed my life in High School. As a intro to thinking about objectification and the connections between sexist/patriarchal paradigms and subjugation of animals it turned me into a radical ... Read full review

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Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of The Pornography of Meat, Living Among Meat Eaters, and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations.

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