The Sexual Politics of Meat (20th Anniversary Edition) A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-27
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Taking its cues from the cinematic innovations of the controversial Austrian born director Michael Haneke, Funny Frames explores how a political thinking manifests itself in his work.

The book is divided into two parts.

In the first, Oliver C. Speck explores some of Haneke's Deleuzian traits showing how the theoretical concepts of the virtual, of filmic space and of realism can be useful tools for unlocking the problems that Haneke formulates and solves through filmic means.

In the second, Speck discusses a range of topics that appear in all of Haneke's films but that haven't, until now, been fully noticed or analyzed.

These chapters demonstrate how Haneke plays the role of diagnostician of culture how he reads for example madness, suicide and childhood. Like several other contemporary European directors, Haneke addresses topics considered difficult when measured by the standards of commercial cinema the traumatic effects of violence, racism, and alienation. Funny Frames is an incisive and original contribution to the growing scholarship on one of the most intriguing auteurs of our time.

"A bible of the vegan community" -the New York Times.

Author Biography

Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of The Pornography of Meat, Living Among Meat Eaters, and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the 20th Anniversary Edition
Foreword by ... (to come)
The Patriarchal Texts of Meat
The Sexual Politics of Meat
The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women
Masked Violence, Muted Voices
The Word Made Flesh
From the Belly of Zeus
Dismembered Texts, Dismembered Animals
Frankenstein's Vegetarian Monster
Feminism, the Great War, and Modern Vegetarianism
Eat Rice Have Faith in Women
The Distortion of the Vegetarian Body
For a Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory
Epilogue: Destabilizing Patriarchal Consumption
Select Bibliography
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Thoughtful and intriguing June 12, 2011
This serious, disturbing, and well-researched textbook covers many interrelated topics, among them women, linguistics, animal rights, violence and terror, political resistance and patriarchy. Though at times Adams writes very academically and heavily, this textbook should be required reading for all feminists. To truly appreciate and understand this textbook, one has to read it with an open mind. The textbook I received was exactly as I had ordered it. The best part about this business transaction was the delivery. I received my textbook two business days later, which was great!
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