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The Meat Paradox: Eating, Empathy, and the Future of Meat
  

The Meat Paradox: Eating, Empathy, and the Future of Meat (Hardback)

By Percival, Rob

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    1 Mar 22

From a vital new voice in food ethics comes a smart, nuanced investigation into the current meat debate. Our future diet will be shaped by diverse forces. It will be shaped by novel technologies, by geopolitical tensions, and the evolution of cultural preferences, by shocks to th...e status quo-- pandemics and economic strife, the escalation of the climate and ecological crises--and by how we choose to respond. It will also be shaped by our emotions. It will be shaped by the meat paradox. Should we eat animals? was, until recently, a question reserved for moral philosophers and an ethically minded minority, but it is now posed on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves, on social media and morning television. The recent surge in popularity for veganism in the UK, Europe and North America has created a rupture in the rites and rituals of meat, challenging the cultural narratives that sustain our omnivory. In The Meat Paradox, Rob Percival, an expert in the politics of meat, searches for the evolutionary origins of the meat paradox, asking when our relationship with meat first became emotionally and ethically complicated. Every society must eat, and meat provides an important source of nutrients. But every society is moved by its empathy. We must all find a way of balancing competing and contradictory imperatives. This new book is essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of our empathy, the psychology of our dietary choices, and anyone who has wondered whether they should or shouldn't eat meat.
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ISBN 9781643138732
Publisher Pegasus Books
Format Hardback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2022

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ISBN-13 9781643138732
Stock Release date is 1 March 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2022
Publisher Pegasus Books
Imprint Pegasus Books
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Percival, Rob
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 550g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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