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

Joy PhD, Melanie

Editore: Conari Press, 2009
ISBN 10: 1573244619 / ISBN 13: 9781573244619
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Titolo: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: ...

Casa editrice: Conari Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2009

Legatura: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Why We Love Dogs. is an altogether remarkable book that could transform the way society feels about eating animals. You cannot read this book without learning something new and without pondering your relation to the animal world. This is a profound and deeply satisfying book that is destined to become a classic." --Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of the best-sellingWhen Elephants Weep,Dogs Never Lie about Love,The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, andThe Face on Your Plate. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1573244619

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Riassunto: 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.

L'autore: Melanie Joy, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, professor, and author. She teaches psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and is the leading researcher on carnism, the ideology of meat production and consumption. She is the author of Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation. Dr. Joy can be found online at

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