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Carol J. Adams is a nationally known writer and lecturer on the vegetarian lifestyle, constantly speaking at conferences an academic meetings and on college campuses across the country. Her landmark book "The Sexual Politics of Meat" was recently reissue on its 10th anniversary. She also authored näytä lisää the "Inner Art of Vegetarianism" series. Adams lives in Texas. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Carol J. Adams with Snowball [credit: Carol J. Adams]

Tekijän teokset

The Pornography of Meat (2003) 107 kappaletta
Ecofeminism and the Sacred (1993) 87 kappaletta
Woman-Battering (1994) 57 kappaletta
Burger (Object Lessons) (2018) 15 kappaletta

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Animal Encounters (2009) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta

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Highly recommended. The title says it all.

Among a whole lot of ‘worth mentioning’, I’ll mention the reference to Irving Fisher’s study (p.43) involving meat-eating athletes, vegetarian athletes, and vegetarian non-athletes. Vegetarians, whether athletes or not, had the greatest endurance (as measured by three strength tests). “Even the maximum record of the flesh-eaters was barely more than have the average for the flesh-abstainers.”

And it got me thinking again about why men suddenly do the cooking when it involves barbecue. I’d thought simply it was because one barbecues outdoors. Women=indoors. Men=outdoors. But now, I’m seeing too it’s fire. Danger! And, of course, meat. Status. A perfect trinity.… (lisätietoja)
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ptittle | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 21, 2023 |
Carol J. Adams uses an inflammatory title to draw the reader in, and from there goes through a series of theses. The book displays the parallel ways that women and animals are oppressed through domination, and the cruel industries that support the oppression so many see as natural. She critiques animal rights advocates that use sexism in their activism - namely, PETA, and calls on feminists to consider Mother Earth's other animal inhabitants. Adams explores race and class in different chapters as well, to broaden the intersectional lens. My only critique of the work is that while there is referemces in the end pages, it is not easy for the reader to easily find a citation, as there are no footnotes, endnotes, or in text citations to follow. Overall, a great read, and a good contribution to ecofeminist philosophy.… (lisätietoja)
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AmericanAlexandria | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 1, 2021 |
Burger by Carol J. Adams is a look at perhaps the most American sandwich. Adams is a feminist-vegan advocate, activist, and independent scholar and the author of numerous books including her pathbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, now in a Bloomsbury Revelations edition celebrating its 25th anniversary. She is the co-editor of several important anthologies, including most recently Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (with Lori Gruen). The Carol J. Adams Reader: Writings and Conversations 1995-2015 appeared in the fall of 2016.

I didn’t know anything about the author when I picked up this book and myself, a vegetarian, questioned why I picked it up. Hamburgers are ground beef and something that I no longer eat, but there is something about a burger that goes back to childhood cookouts, Fourth of July barbeques, and that feeling of, for lack of a better word, America. I have tried the many veggie burgers out there and they have gotten much better over the years, but there is something about the ideal of burger that is missing. It’s much like when a meat eater grabs a turkey burger bites in and something just isn’t quite the same.

I am old enough to remember the days of a neighborhood butcher shop with a side of beef in the back and the butchers cutting meat for customers. Adams also mentions that older people never cared for prepackaged ground beef. One was expected to pick a piece chuck or sirloin and asked to have it ground. I recall the same experience in the 1980s in Western Europe. There may not have been a real reason for that back then, but today in the age of pink slime and industrial scale slaughterhouses your beef burger can have the DNA of 1,000 different cows. That piece of beef that used to make your burger now comes from countless pieces.

Adams covers the history of the burger as well as paying tribute to its place in America from the hamburger stand to McDonald's to LBJ’s special burger. Of course, there are the aspects of industrial-scale slaughter, waste holding ponds, and methane production. Alternatives are also covered as well as a history of veggie burgers and now companies involved in animal product sales are interested in them. Tyson now owns 5% of Beyond Meat, a pea protein-based vegan meat substitute.

Bloomsbury Academic releases this series “Object Lessons” on common items and their secret lives and histories. Common items have more of a story to them one usually expects. Burger is an excellent addition to a well-written series.
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evil_cyclist | 1 muu arvostelu | Mar 16, 2020 |
I read this sometime between undergrad and grad school and recall being struck by it, almost like being bludgeoned. But it was passionate, vital even. It impacted me in ways I still can't define and all these years later, I don't know if I have yet to come up with a definitive view of the book's thesis. Nonetheless, I think most people should be exposed to this, so recommended.
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scottcholstad | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 9, 2020 |



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