'Global Meat' Named Outstanding Academic Title

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Posted March 25, 2021

HSOC Professor Bill Winders' 2019 edited book, Global Meat, was selected as a Choice "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2020 and "Community College Top 75" for July 2020. 

Below is the Choice Review of the book:

This 18th volume in the "Food, Health, and the Environment" series from MIT Press focuses on the social and environmental consequences of the precipitous rise in meat production and consumption since the latter half of the 20th century. In this edited work, scholars from the US, the Netherlands, and Malaysia consider implications ofthe global meat industry's effects on a range of social and environmental issues, including climate change,  food insecurity,  workers’ rights, and animal welfare. Chapters explore themes that include the role of government and the concentrated power of corporations in shaping the structure of the meat industry, the paradox of simultaneously increased meat production coinciding with greater impact of hunger worldwide, and social and environmental injustice. The book is sure to suggest sobering conclusions aboutthe inevitable result of a continued unchecked increase in meat production and offers some cause for optimism about possible individual and structural responses. Each chapter includes tables and footnotes, and the volume concludes with an extensive list of references. Library collections supporting food science or environmental studies programs will be expected to acquire this book.