Livestock/Deadstock: Working with Farm Animals from Birth to Slaughter (Animals, Culture, & Society)

Livestock/Deadstock: Working with Farm Animals from Birth to Slaughter (Animals, Culture, & Society)

By: Rhoda M. Wilkie (author), Clinton R. Sanders (series_editor), Arnold Arluke (series_editor)Paperback

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How humans think and feel about their work handling food animals

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About Author

Rhoda Wilkie is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Aberdeen, where she earned her doctorate in 2002. She is the co-editor (with David Inglis) of the five-volume collection, Animals and Society: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences.

Contents

Acknowledgments 1. Food Animals: More Than a "Walking Larder"? 2. Domestication to Industry: The Commercialization of Human-Livestock Relations 3. Women and livestock: The Gendered Nature of Food-Animal Production 4. "Price Discovery": Marketing and Valuing Livestock 5. "The Good life": Hobby Farmers and Rare Breeds of Livestock 6. Sentient Commodities: The Ambiguous Status of Livestock 7. Affinities and Aloofness: The Pragmatic Nature of Producer-Livestock Relations 8. Livestock/Deadstock: Managing the Transition from Life to Death 9. Taking Stock: Food Animals, Ambiguous Relations, and Productive Contexts Notes Glossary of Doric Terms References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/06/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781592136490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781592136490
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1592136494

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