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|Title:||Why we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows : an introduction to carnism : the belief system that enables us to eat some animals and not others /|
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|ISBN:||9781573244619 (alk. paper); 1573244619 (alk. paper)|
|Notes:||Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. -195) and index.
Content: To love or to eat? -- Carnism: It's just the way things are -- The way things really are -- Collateral damage: the other casualties of carnism -- The mythology of meat : Justifying carnism -- Through the carnistic looking glass : Internalized carnism -- Bearing witness : From carnism to compassion.
|Description:||204 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||To love or to eat? -- Carnism: It's just the way things are -- The way things really are -- Collateral damage: the other casualties of carnism -- The mythology of meat : Justifying carnism -- Through the carnistic looking glass : Internalized carnism -- Bearing witness : From carnism to compassion.|
|Publisher:||San Francisco : Conari Press,|
|Standard Numbers:||Stock no: 1305993; LCCN: 2009031440|
|Class Descriptors:||LC Class No.: TX371; Dewey No.: 641.3/6|
This groundbreaking work explores the psychology of carnism. Our willingness to eat animals--and only some animals at that--says social psychologist and professor Melanie Joy, is enabled only through blocking out what we know--about their capacity for consciousness and their ability to feel pain: about the inhumane husbandry practiced all over the world simply to satisfy our taste for foods we don't need in our diet: about the health risks involved in eating flesh of any kind; and on and on. In other words, we continue to eat meat and fish only out of a seemingly intransigent denial.
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