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Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America


Highlighting the high social costs of low-priced meat in America, Stull cites the quiet decline of North American meatpacking companies since the 1970s into an industry of broken unions, reduced benefits, centralization, emerging pathogens such as E. coli, and underpaid immigrant laborers. Stull (anthropology, U. of Kansas) and Broadway (geography, Northern Michigan U.) base their study on 15 years of research in the field visiting ranches, farms, feedlots, poultry houses, slaughterhouses, and the homes of injured workers. The readable narrative style will appeal to social scientists, and students and general readers interested in social science.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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Category: Poultry: Book
Title: Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America
URL: http://www.livestock-directory.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0534613039/ref=ase_livestockdire-20/102-7586168-7114536?v=glance&s=books
Released Date: April 2003
Cost: $21.02
List Price: $25.95
Pages: 172 pages
Edition: Paperback, 1st edition
ISBN: 0534613039
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Author: Donald D. Stull, Michael J. Broadway, Eric Schlosser
Keywords: poultry, poultry industry, poultry history
Summary: Highlighting the high social costs of low-priced meat in America, Stull cites the quiet decline of North American meatpacking companies since the 1970s into an industry of broken unions, reduced benefits, centralization, emerging pathogens such as E. coli, and underpaid immigrant laborers.
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Highlighting the high social costs of low-priced meat in America, Stull cites the quiet decline of North American meatpacking companies since the 1970s into an industry of broken unions, reduced benefits, centralization, emerging pathogens such as E. coli, and underpaid immigrant laborers. Stull (anthropology, U. of Kansas) and Broadway (geography, Northern Michigan U.) base their study on 15 years of research in the field visiting ranches, farms, feedlots, poultry houses, slaughterhouses, and the homes of injured workers. The readable narrative style will appeal to social scientists, and students and general readers interested in social science.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.