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Slaughterhouse Blues The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America

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ISBN-10: 0534613039

ISBN-13: 9780534613037

Edition: 2004

Authors: Donald D. Stull, Michael Broadway, Michael J. Broadway

List price: $70.95
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SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLUES: THE MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA draws on more than 15 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…    
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Series Foreword
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
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
Beefpacking 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
The Sky Is Falling
Hog Heaven: The Pork Industry
The Essence of Pig
The Road to Porkopolis
Hog Heaven or Hell?
Miss Piggy's New Frontiers
The Human Price of Our Meat
The Jungle
"On to Organize"
"It Don't Pay Great"
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
Corporate and Work Cultures at Running Iron Beef
Cultural and Language Differences
Our Final Report and Its Impact
Garden City, Kansas: Trophy Buckle on the Beef Belt
The World's Largest Beef Plant and Beefpacking's Golden Triangle
The Fastest Growing Town in Kansas
The Changing Relations Project
Will It Ever Settle Down? Garden City, 1980-2000
Twenty Years after the Packers Came to Town
Garden City's Future
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
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
The Future of Farming in Western Kentucky
A Fight Lost, A Fight to Be Won: Big Pig in Alberta
Let the Match Recommence
The Decision and Its Aftermath
Not in My Backyard, Reprise
Food for Thought
There's Plenty More Where That Came From
There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Meat Me in the Legislature
Meat Me in Court
Sustainable Agriculture in Western Europe
It's Better Down Under!
Voting with Your Stomach
The Meat and Poultry Industry: History Repeated?