Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

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By (author) Melanie Joy

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  • Publisher: Conari Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 170mm x 23mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1573245054
  • ISBN 13: 9781573245050
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 16,820

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In this work, Melanie Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system 'carnism'.

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Melanie Joy, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts.

Review quote

"An absorbing examination of why humans feel affection and compassion for certain animals but are callous to the suffering of others." --"Publishers Weekly"