Author(s): Carol J. Adams
The author compares myths about meat-eating with myths about manliness, and seeks to explore the literary, scientific, and social connections between meat-eating, male dominance, and war. Drawing on such sources as butchering texts, cookbooks, Victorian hygiene manuals, and Alice Walker, the author argues in favor of linking feminist and vegetarian theory.
Carol Adams's revolutionary exploration of misogyny and meat, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series.
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.
Illustrations Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition Preface to the Original Edition Foreword by Nellie McKay Acknowledgments Part One: The Patriarchal Texts of Meat Chapter 1 The Sexual Politics of Meat Chapter 2 The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women Chapter 3 Masked Violence, Muted Voices Chapter 4 The Word Made Flesh Part Two: From the Belly of Zeus Chapter 5 Dismembered Texts, Dismembered Animals Chapter 6 Frankenstein's Vegetarian Monster Chapter 7 Feminism, the Great War, and Modern Vegetarianism Part Three: Eat Rice Have Faith in Women Chapter 8 The Distortion of the Vegetarian Body Chapter 9 For a Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory Epilogue: Destabilizing Patriarchal Consumption Afterword to the Bloomsbury Revelations edition Notes Select Bibliography Twentieth Anniversary Bibliography Index