Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse

Meat Modernity and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse Over the course of the nineteenth century factory slaughterhouses replaced the hand slaughter of livestock by individual butchers who often performed this task in back rooms letting blood run throu

  • Title: Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse
  • Author: Paula Young Lee
  • ISBN: 9781584656982
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Over the course of the nineteenth century, factory slaughterhouses replaced the hand slaughter of livestock by individual butchers, who often performed this task in back rooms, letting blood run through streets A wholly modern invention, the centralized municipal slaughterhouse was a political response to the public s increasing lack of tolerance for dirty butchering prOver the course of the nineteenth century, factory slaughterhouses replaced the hand slaughter of livestock by individual butchers, who often performed this task in back rooms, letting blood run through streets A wholly modern invention, the centralized municipal slaughterhouse was a political response to the public s increasing lack of tolerance for dirty butchering practices, corresponding to changing norms of social hygiene and fear of meat borne disease The slaughterhouse, in Europe and the Americas, rationalized animal slaughter according to capitalist imperatives What is lost and what is gained when meat becomes a commodity What do the sites of animal slaughter reveal about our relationship to animals and nature Essays by the best international scholars come together in this cutting edge interdisciplinary volume to examine the cultural significance of the slaughterhouse and its impact on modernity.Contributors include Dorothee Brantz, Kyri Claflin, Jared Day, Roger Horowitz, Lindgren Johnson, Ian MacLachlan, Christopher Otter, Dominic Pacyga, Richard Perren, Jeffrey Pilcher, and Sydney Watts.

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