The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J.Adams

The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J.Adams

The Sexual Politics of Meat (20th Anniversary Edition) A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

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The connections traced between rampant masculinity, misogyny, carnivorism, and militarism operate as powerfully today as when Carol Adams first diagnosed them twenty years ago.'
J. M. Coetzee

For twenty years, The Sexual Politics of Meat has inspired, engaged, and challenged readers. Now, with a foreword by Nellie McKay, an expansive new preface by the author, and 8 pages of images culled from popular culture, The Sexual Politics of Meat is as startling, revelatory, thought-provoking, and lifechanging as when it first appeared.

'A bible of the vegan community.'
New York Times

'Her argument is rational and persuasive . . . New ground – whole acres of it – is broken by Adams.' Washington Post

'Important and provocative . . . Likely to both inspire and enrage readers across the political spectrum.'
Library Journal

'Adams's original, provocative book makes a major contribution to the debate on animal rights.' Publishers Weekly

'The Sexual Politics of Meat couldn't be more timely, or more disturbing.'
Environmental Ethics


List of Illustrations
Preface to the 20th Anniversary Edition
Foreword by Nellie McKay

Part One: The Patriarchal Texts of Meat

1. The Sexual Politics of Meat
2. The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women
3. Masked Violence, Muted Voices
4. The Word Made Flesh

Part Two: From the Belly of Zeus

5. Dismembered Texts, Dismembered Animals
6. Frankenstein's Vegetarian Monster
7. Feminism, the Great War, and Modern Vegetarianism

Part Three: Eat Rice Have Faith in Women

8. The Distortion of the Vegetarian Body
9. For a Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Epilogue: Destabilizing Patriarchal Consumption

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