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Beyond beef : the rise and fall of the cattle culture

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, [1992] ©1992
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rifkin, Jeremy.
Beyond beef.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, ©1992
(OCoLC)555216730
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Rifkin
ISBN: 0525934200 9780525934202
OCLC Number: 24504620
Description: xi, 353 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one. Cattle and the making of Western civilization --
Sacrifice to slaughter --
Gods and goddesses --
Neolithic cowboys --
Gifts and capital --
Holy cow --
Matadors and Machismo --
Cattlizing the Americas --
British beefeaters --
Let them eat potatoes --
Corpulent cows and opulent Englishmen --
Part two. How the West was won --
Rail links and cattle crossings --
The great bovine switch --
Cowboys and Indians --
Grass is gold --
The politics of "corned beef" --
Barbed wire and land scams --
Part three. The industrialization of beef --
The beef trust --
The disassembly line --
Modern meat --
The automated jungle --
The world steer --
Part four. Feeding cattle and starving people --
Cattle everywhere --
Malthus and meat --
The sociology of fat --
Marbled specks of death --
Cows devour people --
Part five. Cattle and the global environmental crisis --
Ecological colonialism --
Tropical pastures --
Hoofed locusts --
Kicking up dust --
Quenching thirst --
Warming up the planet --
Part six. The consciousness of beef-eating cultures --
The psychology of beef --
Meat and gender hierarchies --
Beef, class, and nationalism --
Cattle and the frontier mentality --
The hamburger and the highway culture --
The deconstruction of modern meat --
Cattle and cold evil --
Beyond beef.
Responsibility: Jeremy Rifkin.

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