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Author Halley, Jean O'Malley, 1967-

Title The parallel lives of women and cows : meat markets / Jean O'Malley Halley
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 188 pages)
Series Palgrave Macmillan's critical studies in gender, sexuality, and culture
Palgrave Macmillan's critical studies in gender, sexuality, and culture.
Contents Where the Cows Came From -- Where the Irish, Where my Family Came From -- The Early American Cattle Business -- Women's Lives -- The Lives of Cows -- Slaughterhouses and the Death of a Cow -- Sexual Violence and Gender in My Childhood -- Eating Meat, Making Money
Summary Weaving together a social history of the American beef industry withher ownaccount of growing up in the shadow of her grandfather's cattle business, Halley juxtaposes the two worlds and creates a link between the meat industry and her own experience of the formation of gender and sexuality through family violence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Halley, Jean O'Malley, 1967-
Animal welfare.
Feminist theory.
Meat industry and trade.
Women -- Identity.
Women -- Violence against.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137071699 (electronic bk.)
9781137071699 (electronic bk.)