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Description: From the milk we drink in the morning, to the leather shoes we slip on for the day, to the steak we savor at dinner, our daily lives are thoroughly bound up with cows. Yet there is a far more complex story behind this seemingly benign creature, which Hannah Velten explores here, plumbing the rich trove of myth, fact, and legend surrounding these familar animals. From the plowing field to the rodeo to the temple, Velten tracks the constantly changing social relationship between man and cattle, beginning with the domestication of aurochs around 9000 BCE. From there, "Cow "launches into a fascinating story of religious fanaticism, scientific exploits, and the economic transformations engendered by the trade of the numerous products derived from the animal. She explores in engaging detail how despite cattle's prominence at two ends of a wide spectrum: Hinduism venerates the cow as one of the most sacred members of the animal kingdom, while beef is a prized staple of the American diet. Thought provoking and informative, "Cow "restores this oft-overlooked animal to the nobility it richly deserves.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Reintroducing the Cow, Bull and Ox|
|Wild Ox to Domesticates|
|Cow Mysticism and a Rural Idyll|
|Toiling the Fields and a ‘Cattle Complex’|
|Cattle Stars and Romantic Associations|
|Poor Cow: Pushing the BoundariesEpilogue: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?Timeline|
|Associations and Websites|