The Mindful Carnivore Book
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The Mindful Carnivore

  • Author : Tovar Cerulli
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 1605984124
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb

The Mindful Carnivore Summary:

A former vegan returns to eating meat for health reasons and discusses and challenges the behavior of hunters and vegetarians alike, ultimately determining that both groups are motivated by values and instincts that are very similar.

Green Meat  Book

Green Meat

  • Author : Ryan M. Katz-Rosene
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2020-04-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780228002727
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

Green Meat Summary:

It seems an irrefutable truth that raising animals for meat has become unsustainable. Land is being eroded and destroyed, water resources overdrawn, greenhouse gases overemitted, and energy and crops unnecessarily diverted - all to satiate a growing and inequitable global overconsumption of meat. But is all meat unsustainable? Sustainable food systems are multiple and varied and represent the diversity and complexity we see in the world. A range of socio-ecological and political-economic challenges and solutions are involved in the question of whether sustainable meat consumption exists. Green Meat? teases out some of that complexity in order to consider what roles animals and their products might play in the future as the world works towards new ways of living. Through an interdisciplinary lens, scholars and practitioners critically examine the multifaceted dimensions of "green meat": contributors confront the industrial production and slaughter of animals, ask what it means to be a carnivore, and consider the possibilities of regenerative animal agriculture and cellular agriculture. The book analyzes ongoing damage to the landscape, the climate, and water systems caused by conventional livestock production and looks at current debates about the place of meat in sustainable agri-food systems. An expansive inquiry into food production practices, Green Meat? will inspire the kind of discussion and debate necessary to grapple with the complex issue of sustainability.

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics Book

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics

  • Author : Benjamin Hale
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-07-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 850
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317665410
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics Summary:

Written for a wide range of readers in environmental science, philosophy, and policy-oriented programs The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics is a landmark, comprehensive reference work in this interdisciplinary field. Not merely a review of theoretical approaches to the ethics of the environment, the Companion focuses on specific environmental problems and other concrete issues. Its 65 chapters, all appearing in print here for the first time, have been organized into the following eleven parts: I. Animals II. Land III. Water IV. Climate V. Energy and Extraction VI. Cities VII. Agriculture VIII. Environmental Transformation IX. Policy Frameworks and Response Measures X. Regulatory Tools XI. Advocacy and Activism The volume not only explains the nuances of important core philosophical positions, but also cuts new pathways for the integration of important ethical and policy issues into environmental philosophy. It will be of immense help to undergraduate students and other readers coming up to the field for the first time, but also serve as a valuable resource for more advanced students as well as researchers who need a trusted resource that also offers fresh, policy-centered approaches.

The ethics of consumption Book

The ethics of consumption

  • Author : Helena Röcklinsberg
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-08-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN 10 : 9789086862313
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

The ethics of consumption Summary:

We are all consumers. What we consume, how, and how much, has consequences of great moral importance for humans, animals, and the environment. Great challenges lie ahead as we are facing population growth and climate change and reduced availability of fossil fuels. It is often argued that key to meeting those challenges is changing consumption patterns among individual as well as institutions, for instance through reducing meat consumption, switching to organic or fair trade products, boycotting or 'buycotting' certain products, or consuming less overall. There is considerable disagreement regarding how to bring this about, whose responsibility it is, and even whether it is desirable. Is it a question of political initiatives, producer responsibility, the virtues and vices of individual consumers in the developed world, or something else? Many of these issues pose profound intellectual challenges at the intersection of ethics, political philosophy, economics, and several other fields. This publication brings together contributions from scholars in numerous disciplines, including philosophy, law, economics, sociology and animal welfare, who explore the theme of 'the ethics of consumption' from different angles.

Unfuck Your Body Book

Unfuck Your Body

  • Author : Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN
  • Publisher : Microcosm Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621061434
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb

Unfuck Your Body Summary:

Is your body an asshole? Does it keep you up at night, crave nonstop French fries and ice cream, and try to convince you that exercise is evil? Does it develop weird illnesses and pains for no apparent reason and run out of energy just when you need it the most? Does having a body at all fill you with uncomfortable emotions? Enter Dr. Faith G. Harper, therapist, nutritionist, and bestselling author of Unfuck Your Brain. She explains the emerging science of the gut-brain connection and the vagus nerve so that everyone can understand what's going on in your body and how to make friends with it again, especially if you've experienced trauma or chronic stress. Filled with straight talk and practical exercises so you can reconnect with your physical needs and reactions, work through body shame, manage illness and disability, and implement small changes that make a huge difference in how you feel every day. You are a whole person and it's time to reconnect with yourself!

Hunting Book


  • Author : Jan E. Dizard
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262543293
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

Hunting Summary:

The history of hunting, from Stone Age hunter-gatherers to today’s sport hunters. Hunting has a long history, beginning with our hominid ancestors. The invention of the spear allowed early humans to graduate from scavenging to actual hunting. The famous cave paintings at Lascaux show a meticulous knowledge of animal behavior and anatomy that only a hunter would have. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series traces the evolution of hunting, from Stone Age hunting and gathering to today’s regulated sport hunting. Humans have been hunting since we became human—but did hunting make us human? The authors consider and question the “hunting hypothesis of human origins,” noting that according to this theory, “hunting” meant hunting by men. They explore hunting in the Stone Age and how, beginning some ten thousand years ago, the spread of agriculture led to the emergence of empires and attempts by elites to monopolize hunting. They examine the democratization of hunting in the American colonies and how hunters decimated, but then, in the twentieth century, rallied to save game animals from extinction. They describe how some European and postcolonial societies have managed wildlife and hunting, consider the difficulties of living with abundant wildlife—even as many nongame species are disappearing—and trace the implications of the increasing participation of women in hunting for the future of hunting.

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies Book

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies

  • Author : Nieves Pascual Soler
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319709239
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies Summary:

This book is concerned with food autobiographies written by men from the 1980s to the present. It concentrates on how food has transformed autobiographical narratives and how these define the ways men eat and cook nowadays. After presenting a historical overview of the place of food within men ́s autobiography, this volume analyzes the reasons for our present interest in food and the proliferation of life narratives focused on cooking. Then it centers around the identities that male chefs are taking on in the writing of their lives and the generic models they use: the heroic, the criminal and the hunting autobiographical scripts. This study gives evidence that autobiographies are crucial in the redefinition of the new masculinities emerging in the kitchen. It will appeal to readers interested in Food Studies, Autobiographical Studies, Men's Studies and American Literature and Culture.

The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics Book

The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics

  • Author : Bob Fischer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351602365
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics Summary:

There isn’t one conversation about animal ethics. Instead, there are several important ones that are scattered across many disciplines.This volume both surveys the field of animal ethics and draws professional philosophers, graduate students, and undergraduates more deeply into the discussions that are happening outside of philosophy departments. To that end, the volume contains more nonphilosophers than philosophers, explicitly inviting scholars from other fields—such as animal science, ecology, economics, psychology, law, environmental science, and applied biology, among others—to bring their own disciplinary resources to bear on matters that affect animals. The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics is composed of 44 chapters, all appearing in print here for the first time, and organized into the following six sections: I. Thinking About Animals II. Animal Agriculture and Hunting III. Animal Research and Genetic Engineering IV. Companion Animals V. Wild Animals: Conservation, Management, and Ethics VI. Animal Activism The chapters are brief, and they have been written in a way that is accessible to serious undergraduate students, regardless of their field of study. The volume covers everything from animal cognition to the state of current fisheries, from genetic modification to intersection animal activism. It is a resource designed for anyone interested in the moral issues that emerge from human interactions with animals.