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Every Twelve Seconds

Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight


Συγγραφέας: Pachirat Timothy
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300192483
Σειρά βιβλίου: Yale Agrarian Studies (YUP)
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 320
Διαστάσεις: 22x2x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Every Twelve Seconds"

A political scientist goes undercover in a modern industrial slaughterhouse for this twenty-first-century update of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle This is an account of industrialized killing from a participant's point of view. The author, political scientist Timothy Pachirat, was employed undercover for five months in a Great Plains slaughterhouse where 2,500 cattle were killed per day-one every twelve seconds. Working in the cooler as a liver hanger, in the chutes as a cattle driver, and on the kill floor as a food-safety quality-control worker, Pachirat experienced firsthand the realities of the work of killing in modern society. He uses those experiences to explore not only the slaughter industry but also how, as a society, we facilitate violent labor and hide away that which is too repugnant to contemplate. Through his vivid narrative and ethnographic approach, Pachirat brings to life massive, routine killing from the perspective of those who take part in it. He shows how surveillance and sequestration operate within the slaughterhouse and in its interactions with the community at large. He also considers how society is organized to distance and hide uncomfortable realities from view. With much to say about issues ranging from the sociology of violence and modern food production to animal rights and welfare, Every Twelve Seconds is an important and disturbing work.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Pachirat Timothy
Κατηγορία: επιστημονικά
Σειρά βιβλίου: Yale Agrarian Studies (YUP)
ISBN: 9780300192483
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/03/2013
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 320
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 322 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x2x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 10 b-w illus.

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