Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

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  • In her groundbreaking new book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, Melanie Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system carnism. Carnism is the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to selectively choose which animals become our meat, and it is sustained by complex psychological and social mechanisms. Like other "isms" (racism, ageism, etc.), carnism is most harmful when it is unrecognized and unacknowledged. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows names and explains this phenomenon and offers it up for examination. Unlike the many books that explain why we shouldn’t eat meat, Joy’s book explains why we do eat meat -- and thus how we can make more informed choices as citizens and consumers.
  • Author:
    Melanie Joy PhD
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.36
    EAN:
    9781573244619
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    1573244619
    Label:
    Conari Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $19.95
    Manufacturer:
    Conari Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    208
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-11-15
    Publisher:
    Conari Press
    Studio:
    Conari Press
    Title:
    Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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