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Overview

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

The burger, long the All-American meal, is undergoing an identity crisis. From its shifting place in popular culture to efforts by investors such as Bill Gates to create the non-animal burger that can feed the world, the burger's identity has become as malleable as that patty of protein itself, before it is thrown on a grill. Carol Adams's Burger is a fast-paced and eclectic exploration of the history, business, cultural dynamics, and gender politics of the ordinary hamburger.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501329463
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/08/2018
Series: Object Lessons
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carol J. Adams is the author of numerous books, including the seminal The Sexual Politics of Meat (Bloomsbury Revelations). She is the co-editor of several path-breaking anthologies, including most recently Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (co-edited with Lori Gruen, Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Carol J. Adams Reader (2016). Her work is the subject of two recent anthologies, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women of Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat, in which a new generation of feminists, artists, and activists respond to Adams' groundbreaking work. www.caroljadams.com

Table of Contents

1. Citizen Burger
2. Hamburger
3. Cow Burger
4. Woman Burger
5. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Burger and Other Modernist Hamburger Identity Crises
6. Veggie Burger
7. Moon Shot Burger
Afterword: Slippage

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Notes
Index

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