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ISBN13: 9780826416469
ISBN10: 0826416462
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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
  • 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.

Review:

"The 200 black-and-white illustrations are startling, and perhaps the book's best feature — they document broad spectrums of culture and speak to powerful trends of exploitation." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Even readers who do not share Adams's views should find themselves challenged and perhaps even enlightened by this unique work." Library Journal

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 huntingFixations on women's body parts expressed through ads for the breasts, legs, and thighs of chickens and turkeysAnimals to be eaten as meat presented in seductive poses and sexy clothingBack-entry poses in pornography, implying that women - especially women of color - are like animals: insatiableHow meat advertising draws on X-rated imagesWhy 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.

About the Author

Carol J. Adams has a master of divinity from Yale University. Best known for her groundbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat, she is also the editor of Ecofeminism and the Sacred and Violence against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook (with Marie Fortune). All are published by Continuum. Adams lives outside Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit her web site at www.caroljadams.com .

Table of Contents

What Pornography?More than MeatMan to ManYoked OppressionsBeastsHamtasticBody-ChoppingArmed HuntersHookersThe Fish in Water ProblemAnthropornographyI Ate a PigAverage White GirlHoofing ItThe Female of the SpeciesMale Chauvinist Pig?EpilogueAcknowledgementsCitationsCopyright acknowledgements

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mhhowe, November 3, 2006 (view all comments by mhhowe)
Adams' works inspire us to question the ways we view women, sex, and even our own bodies. Adams sets overly dramatic politicking aside, presenting her argument with clarity - and the illustrations she chooses speak for themselves.
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Callan, October 28, 2006 (view all comments by Callan)
Carol J. Adams's traveling slideshow in book form; condenses her ideas from The Sexual Politics of Meat together with illustrations from popular culture/advertising to drive her points about the connection between the oppression of women and animals home.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780826416469
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Author:
Adams, Carol J.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041014
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.07 x 6.36 x 0.49 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Animal Rights

The Pornography of Meat
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Product details 192 pages Continuum International Publishing Group - English 9780826416469 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The 200 black-and-white illustrations are startling, and perhaps the book's best feature — they document broad spectrums of culture and speak to powerful trends of exploitation." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Even readers who do not share Adams's views should find themselves challenged and perhaps even enlightened by this unique work."
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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 huntingFixations on women's body parts expressed through ads for the breasts, legs, and thighs of chickens and turkeysAnimals to be eaten as meat presented in seductive poses and sexy clothingBack-entry poses in pornography, implying that women - especially women of color - are like animals: insatiableHow meat advertising draws on X-rated imagesWhy 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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