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Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America

by Donald D. Stull (Author), Michael J. Broadway (Author)




Book Description
Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America draws on
more than 15 years of research by the authors, a cultural anthropologist and a
social geographer, to present a detailed look at the meat and poultry industry
in the United States and Canada. Following chapters on today's beef, poultry,
and pork industries, Slaughterhouse Blues examines industry impacts on workers
and on the communities that host its plants. The book details the authors'
efforts to help communities plan for and mitigate the negative consequences of
meat and poultry plants as well as community opposition to confined animal
feeding operations. The book concludes by exploring alternatives to North
America's model of industrialized meat production.

About the Author
Donald D. Stull is professor and past chair of anthropology at the University of
Kansas. For almost 30 years, he has conducted basic and applied research
throughout the United States. He has authored or coauthored some 40 scholarly
articles and chapters and 2 books, produced 3 nationally distributed
documentaries, and edited or co edited 4 collections of original essays. From
1988 to 1990, he directed a team of six social scientists in a Ford Foundation
study of changing ethnic relations in Garden City, Kansas. In 1995, Stull
received the Omer C. Stewart Memorial Award for exemplary achievement from the
High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology. In 2001, he was presented with the
key to Garden City, Kansas, in recognition of the value of his work to that
community. Michael J. Broadway is professor and head of Northern Michigan
University's geography department. He is trained as a social geographer and has
published a number of articles dealing with inner city deprivation in Canadian
cities and the role of tourism in transforming Canadian inner-city landscapes.
For most of the past 17 years, Broadway has researched the changing structure of
the U.S. and Canadian meatpacking industries and their role in transforming
communities. He began his work in Garden City, Kansas, as a member of the Ford
Foundation team led by Stull, which examined the nature of relations between
established residents and newcomers in the town. Most recently, he received a
grant to travel to the United Kingdom to examine its meat industry.


Product Details

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 1 edition (April 17, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0534613039

 

 

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