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Slaughterhouse Blues The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America

ISBN-10: 1111828784
ISBN-13: 9781111828783
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Description: SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLUES: THE MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA draws on more than 20 years of research by the authors; a cultural anthropologist and a social geographer, to present a detailed look at the meat and poultry industry in the United  More...

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Book details

List price: $66.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLUES: THE MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA draws on more than 20 years of research by the authors; a cultural anthropologist and a social geographer, to present a detailed look at the meat and poultry industry in the United States and Canada. Following chapters on today's beef, poultry, and pork industries, SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLUES examines industry impacts on workers and on the communities that host its plants. The book details the authors' efforts to help communities plan for and mitigate the negative consequences of meat and poultry plants as well as community opposition to confined animal feeding operations. The book concludes by exploring alternatives to North America's model of industrialized meat production. Features a forward by Eric Schlosser. The second edition includes updated demographic information as well as a new chapter, "Is Meat Murder?" that examines the ethics of meat eating.

Series Foreword
Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
The Tour
Studying the Meat and Poultry Industry�and Why
Setting the Table
More Inputs, Fewer Farms
Eat In or Eat Out?
Agricultural Industrialization
Consequences of Agricultural Industrialization for the Meat and Poultry Industry
Conclusions
From Roundups to Restructuring: The Beef Industry
A Branding on the Flying V
The Cattle Kingdom
Home on the Range: The Short, Happy Life of a Beef Cow
Go West, Young Steer, Go West
From Hogsheads to Disassembly Lines: The Rise of the Meatpacking Industry
Beef packing Moves to the Country: Relocating and Restructuring the Industry
Chicken Little, Chicken Big: The Poultry Industry
Down on the Farm
Poultry Production and Consumption in the Early Twentieth Century
Mrs. Steele's Chicks: The Birth of the Modern Poultry Industry
Industrializing, Integrating, and Marketing the Chicken
Contract Growing and Factory Farming
Big Chicken Comes to Roost in Kentucky
Old MacDonald Takes a Factory Job: How Chickens Are Grown, 1998
The Sky Is Falling
Deus Ex Machina
Justice Denied
Hog Heaven: The Pork Industry
The Essence of Pig
The Road to Porkopolis
Hog Heaven or Hell?
Miss Piggy's New Frontiers
Is Meat Murder?
Animal Liberation
Twenty-First Century Abolitionists
"Nature Is Cruel, but We Don't Have to Be"
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
"Confined Is Not Kind"
Happier Meals
So, Is Meat Murder?
The Human Price of Our Meat
The Jungle
"On to Organize"
"It Don't Pay Great"
Meatpacking Has Always Been Dangerous
On the Line
"A Lot of People Leave"
On the Floor at Running Iron Beef
The Walkout
Anthropologists in the Jungle
Managing Running Iron Beef
Running Iron Beef's Workforce
Labor Issues
Corporate and "Work Cultures at Running Iron Beef
Cultural and Language Differences
Our Final Report and Its Impact
Garden City, Kansas: Harvest of Change
Beefpacking's Golden Triangle
The Fastest Growing Town in Kansas
The Changing Relations Project
Will It Ever Settle Down?
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Garden City's Great Big Meat Adventure: 30 Years and Counting
Don't Shoot the Messenger: Technical Assistance to Packinghouse Towns
The Pliancy Factor
Community Development Models
Hope for the Best and Prepare for the Worst
Brooks: "City of a Hundred Hellos"
Community Study Teams: The Ideal and the Real
What Can Host Communities Do, and When Must They Do It?
The Way Forward
Not in My Backyard: Community Opposition to the Meat and Poultry Industry
Western Kentucky's Tour de Stench
The Sierra Club Takes on Big Chicken
A Fight Lost, a Fight to Be Won: Big Pig in Alberta
Let the Match Recommence
The Decision and Its Aftermath
Save Our Jobs!
Food for Thought
Brave New Animal Wodd
How Now Mad Cow in the United States?
What's in That Ham Sandwich?
Plenty More Where That Came From
Meatpacking and Uncle Sam
Meat Me in Court
No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Organic and Natural
Voting with Your Stomach
The Meat and Poultry Industry: History Repeated?
References
Index

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