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The English Pig

The English Pig

A History

  • Author: Robert Malcolmson,Stephanos Mastoris
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9781852851743
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
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The English Pig is an account of pigs and pig-keeping from the sixteenth century to modern times, concentrating on the domestic, cottage pig, rather than commercial farming. In Victorian England the pig was an integral part of village life: both visible and essential. Living in close proximity to its owners, fed on scraps and the subject of perennial interest, the pig when dead provided the means to repay social and monetary debts as well as excellent meat. While the words associated with the pig, such as 'hoggish', 'swine' and 'pigsty', and phrases like 'greedy as a pig', associate the pig with greed and dirt, this book shows the pig's virtues, intelligence and distinctive character. It is a portrait of one of the most recognisable but least known of farm animals, seen here also in many photographs and other representations. The pig has a modest place in literature from Fielding's pig-keeping Parson Trulliber to Hardy's Jude the Obscure and to Flora Thompson's Lark Rise to Candleford. In modern times, while vanishing from the sight of most people, it has been sentimentalised in children's stories and commercialised in advertisements.

Big Pig, Little Pig

Big Pig, Little Pig

Darf man Tiere, die man liebt, trotzdem essen?

  • Author: Jacqueline Yallop
  • Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641224519
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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Lieben Sie Tiere? Essen Sie gerne Fleisch? Dann lesen Sie dieses Buch! Als Jacqueline mit ihrem Mann in den Südwesten Frankreichs zieht, möchte sie dem idealen Leben auf dem Land so nahe wie möglich kommen und kauft zwei Ferkel, die sie ein Jahr lang aufziehen und danach schlachten will. Aber je mehr sich die beiden Tiere in ihr Herz grunzen, desto stärker zweifelt Jacqueline an ihrem Vorhaben. Kann sie sich tatsächlich von ihren Schweinen trennen – und sie sogar selbst töten? Dieses wunderbare Memoir erzählt von einer außergewöhnlichen Entscheidung und eröffnet zugleich einen gefühlvollen Blick auf die Debatte, ob man Fleisch essen soll und ob man Tiere, die man isst, überhaupt lieben darf. Lieben Sie Tiere? Essen Sie gerne Fleisch? Dann lesen Sie dieses Buch! Ein inspirierender Blick auf die Debatte über bewusste Ernährung und artgerechte Tierhaltung. Für alle Leser von Jonathan Safran Foers Tiere essen und Karen Duves Anständig essen.

The Universal Adversary

The Universal Adversary

Security, Capital and 'The Enemies of All Mankind'

  • Author: Mark Neocleous
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317355431
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 180
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The history of bourgeois modernity is a history of the Enemy. This book is a radical exploration of an Enemy that has recently emerged from within security documents released by the US security state: the Universal Adversary. The Universal Adversary is now central to emergency planning in general and, more specifically, to security preparations for future attacks. But an attack from who, or what? This book – the first to appear on the topic – shows how the concept of the Universal Adversary draws on several key figures in the history of ideas, said to pose a threat to state power and capital accumulation. Within the Universal Adversary there lies the problem not just of the ‘terrorist’ but, more generally, of the ‘subversive’, and what the emergency planning documents refer to as the ‘disgruntled worker’. This reference reveals the conjoined power of the contemporary mobilisation of security and the defence of capital. But it also reveals much more. Taking the figure of the disgruntled worker as its starting point, the book introduces some of this worker’s close cousins – figures often regarded not simply as a threat to security and capital but as nothing less than the Enemy of all Mankind: the Zombie, the Devil and the Pirate. In situating these figures of enmity within debates about security and capital, the book engages an extraordinary variety of issues that now comprise a contemporary politics of security. From crowd control to contagion, from the witch-hunt to the apocalypse, from pigs to intellectual property, this book provides a compelling analysis of the ways in which security and capital are organized against nothing less than the ‘Enemies of all Mankind’.

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

  • Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317451600
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 800
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This multicultural and interdisciplinary reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, and cultural exchange from the age of discovery to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement. Articles also include specific foodstuffs such as chocolate, potatoes, and tomatoes; topics such as Mediterranean diet and the Spice Route; and pivotal figures such as Marco Polo, Columbus, and Catherine de' Medici. Special features include: dozens of recipes representing different historic periods and cuisines of the world; listing of herbal foods and uses; and a chronology of key events/people in food history.

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon

The Emotional World of Farm Animals

  • Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 9780307417299
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 304
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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s groundbreaking bestseller, When Elephants Weep, was the first book since Darwin’s time to explore emotions in the animal kingdom, particularly from animals in the wild. Now, he focuses exclusively on the contained world of the farm animal, revealing startling, irrefutable evidence that barnyard creatures have feelings too, even consciousness. Weaving history, literature, anecdotes, scientific studies, and Masson’s own vivid experiences observing pigs, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens over the course of five years, this important book at last gives voice, meaning, and dignity to these gentle beasts that are bred to be milked, shorn, butchered, and eaten. Can we ever know what makes an animal happy? Many animal behaviorists say no. But Jeffrey Masson has a different view: An animal is happy if it can live according to its own nature. Farm animals suffer greatly in this regard. Chickens, for instance, like to perch in trees at night, to avoid predators and to nestle with friends. The obvious conclusion: They cannot be happy when confined twenty to a cage. From field and barn, to pen and coop, Masson bears witness to the emotions and intelligence of these remarkable farm animals, each unique with distinct qualities. Curious, intelligent, self-reliant–many will find it hard to believe that these attributes describe a pig. In fact, there is much that humans share with pigs. They dream, know their names, and can see colors. Mother cows mourn the loss of their calves when their babies are taken away to slaughter. Given a choice between food that is nutritious or lacking in minerals, sheep will select the former, balancing their diet and correcting the deficiency. Goats display quite a sense of humor, dignity, and fearlessness (Indian goats have been known to kill leopards). Chickens are naturally sociable–they will gather around a human companion and stand there serenely preening themselves or sit quietly on the ground beside someone they trust. For far too long farm animals have been denigrated and treated merely as creatures of instinct rather than as sentient beings. Shattering the abhorrent myth of the “dumb animal without feelings,” Jeffrey Masson has written a revolutionary book that is sure to stir human emotions far and wide. From the Hardcover edition.

The Magna Carta Manifesto

The Magna Carta Manifesto

Liberties and Commons for All

  • Author: Peter Linebaugh
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520247260
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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This book details the ways in which the Great Charter and its companion the Charter of the Forest have been used throughout the world across the centuries.

Censoring Racial Ridicule

Censoring Racial Ridicule

Irish, Jewish, and African American Struggles over Race and Representation, 1890-1930

  • Author: M. Alison Kibler
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469618370
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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A drunken Irish maid slips and falls. A greedy Jewish pawnbroker lures his female employee into prostitution. An African American man leers at a white woman. These and other, similar images appeared widely on stages and screens across America during the early twentieth century. In this provocative study, M. Alison Kibler uncovers, for the first time, powerful and concurrent campaigns by Irish, Jewish and African Americans against racial ridicule in popular culture at the turn of the twentieth century. Censoring Racial Ridicule explores how Irish, Jewish, and African American groups of the era resisted harmful representations in popular culture by lobbying behind the scenes, boycotting particular acts, and staging theater riots. Kibler demonstrates that these groups' tactics evolved and diverged over time, with some continuing to pursue street protest while others sought redress through new censorship laws. Exploring the relationship between free expression, democracy, and equality in America, Kibler shows that the Irish, Jewish, and African American campaigns against racial ridicule are at the roots of contemporary debates over hate speech.

Animals Erased

Animals Erased

Discourse, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World

  • Author: Arran Stibbe
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819572330
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
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Animals are disappearing, vanishing, and dying out—not just in the physical sense of becoming extinct, but in the sense of being erased from our consciousness. Increasingly, interactions with animals happen at a remove: mediated by nature programs, books, and cartoons; framed by the enclosures of zoos and aquariums; distanced by the museum cases that display lifeless bodies. In this thought-provoking book, Arran Stibbe takes us on a journey of discovery, revealing the many ways in which language affects our relationships with animals and the natural world. Animal-product industry manuals, school textbooks, ecological reports, media coverage of environmental issues, and animal-rights polemics all commonly portray animals as inanimate objects or passive victims. In his search for an alternative to these negative forms of discourse, Stibbe turns to the traditional culture of Japan. Within Zen philosophy, haiku poetry, and even contemporary children’s animated films, animals appear as active agents, leading their own lives for their own purposes, and of value in themselves.

The Pig

The Pig

A British History

  • Author: Julian Wiseman
  • Publisher: Duckbacks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 124
  • View: 7185
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This fascinating history of one of our best-loved animals, first published in 1986 to much critical acclaim, traces the development of the pig as an integral part of agriculture and describes the remarkable changes that have taken place both in its breeding and in its husbandry. This new edition, richly illustrated with paintings, photographs and line drawings, includes the famous "Dissertation upon Roast Pig" by Charles Lamb, along with a new introduction and updated final chapter taking account of the most recent agricultural developments regarding the powerful pig in our society.

Albion

Albion

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: N.A
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The Pig and the Skyscraper

The Pig and the Skyscraper

Chicago : a History of Our Future

  • Author: Marco D'Eramo
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859844984
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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D'Eramo presents an invigorating history that transforms the way we think about the city and the development of American capitalism.

A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

  • Author: Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: N.A
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A History of English Food

A History of English Food

  • Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448107458
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
  • View: 3814
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In this magnificent guide to England's cuisine, the inimitable Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us from a medieval feast to a modern-day farmers' market, visiting the Tudor working man's table and a Georgian kitchen along the way. Peppered with surprises and seasoned with wit, A History of England Food is a classic for any food lover.

Grey in Old English

Grey in Old English

An Interdisciplinary Semantic Study

  • Author: Carole Patricia Biggam
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Colors, Words for
  • Page: 363
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The New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language ...

The New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language ...

To which is Prefixed, a Comprehensive Grammar

  • Author: John Ash
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: N.A
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The Listener

The Listener

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Radio broadcasting
  • Page: N.A
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A history of English farming

A history of English farming

  • Author: Charles Stewart Orwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 152
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The Spirit of the English Magazines

The Spirit of the English Magazines

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American periodicals
  • Page: N.A
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A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Irish History

A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Irish History

Fascinating Snippets of Irish History from the Ice Age to the Peace Process

  • Author: Jonathan Bardon
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • ISBN: 0717157547
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
  • View: 1978
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THE ONLY BOOK ON IRISH HISTORY YOU’LL EVER NEED! From invasions to rebellions, heroic martyrs to pragmatic politicians, industrial development to mass emigration, A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by renowned Irish historian Jonathan Bardon will take you on a sweeping journey through Irish history, getting behind the historical headlines to reveal the lived experience of Irish people. Written in easy-to-read bitesize episodes, Bardon’s original and engaging style will make you feel as though you’re alongside William Smith O’Brien and his rebels at the Battle of Widow McCormack’s Cabbage Patch, traversing the country to banish snakes and convert Celts with St Patrick, and feasting with the Spanish Armada’s Captain Francisco de Cuellar and his wild Irish hosts. From taking up arms with the United Irishmen at Vinegar Hill to standing in solidarity with the workers of the Dublin 1916 Lockout, A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes will take you right to the heart of Irish history. Featuring a cast of characters that leap off the page, from the well-known, like the hero of the War of Independence, Michael Collins, to the quirky, such as Susannah Cibber, the first soprano to sing Handel’s Messiah, A History of 250 Episodes will thrill, excite and inform you from start to finish. Whether you dip in and out of episodes or devour it from cover to cover, Bardon’s must-have book will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Irish history and much, much more beyond.

The History of the English and Scotch Presbytery

The History of the English and Scotch Presbytery

  • Author: Isaac Basier
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Covenanters
  • Page: 296
  • View: 8159
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