Meatsplaining: The Animal Agriculture Industry and the Rhetoric of Denial

Edited by Jason Hannan

The animal agriculture industry, like other profit-driven industries, aggressively seeks to shield itself from public scrutiny. To that end, it uses a distinct set of rhetorical strategies to deflect criticism. These tactics are fundamental to modern animal agriculture but have long evaded critical analysis. In this collection, academic and activist contributors investigate the many forms of denialism perpetuated by the animal agriculture industry. What strategies does the industry use to avoid questions about its inhumane treatment of animals and its impact on the environment and public health? What narratives, myths and fantasies does it promote to sustain its image in the public imagination?

powerful, timely and essential

- David Nibert, author of Animal Oppression and Human Violence

Release
Oct-2020
ISBN
9781743327104
RRP (AUD)
$45.00
Pages
334
Format
Paperback
Category
Animal studies

Jason Hannan (editor)

Jason Hannan is Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg in Canada.

Sydney University Press

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