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.
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