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The question of the animal and religion : theoretical stakes, practical implications, Aaron Gross

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The question of the animal and religion : theoretical stakes, practical implications
Title
The question of the animal and religion
Title remainder
theoretical stakes, practical implications
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Gross
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Through an absorbing investigation into recent, high-profile scandals involving one of the largest kosher slaughterhouses in the world, located unexpectedly in Postville, Iowa, Aaron S. Gross makes a powerful case for elevating the category of the animal in the study of religion. Major theorists have almost without exception approached religion as a phenomenon that radically marks humans off from other animals, but Gross rejects this paradigm, instead matching religion more closely with the life sciences to better theorize human nature. Gross begins with a detailed account of the scandals at Agriprocessors and their significance for the American and international Jewish community. He argues that without a proper theorization of "animals and religion," we cannot fully understand religiously and ethically motivated diets and how and why the events at Agriprocessors took place. Subsequent chapters recognize the significance of animals to the study of religion in the work of Ernst Cassirer, Emile Durkheim, Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith, and Jacques Derrida and the value of indigenous peoples' understanding of animals to the study of religion in our daily lives. Gross concludes by extending the Agribusiness scandal to the activities at slaughterhouses of all kinds, calling attention to the religiosity informing the regulation of "secular" slaughterhouses and its implications for our relationship with and self-imagination through animals.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gross, Aaron S
Dewey number
205/.693
Index
index present
LC call number
BL439
LC item number
.G76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Meat animals
  • Animals
  • Meat animals
Label
The question of the animal and religion : theoretical stakes, practical implications, Aaron Gross
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethical tropes in American kosher certification -- The event and response -- The absent presence : animals in the history of the study of religion -- After the subject : hunter-gatherers and the reimagination of religion -- Disavowal, war, sacrifice : Jacques Derrida and the reimagination of religion -- Sacrificing animals and being a mensch : dominion, reverence, and the meaning of modern meat
Control code
880565934
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780231167505
Lccn
2014014716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880565934
Label
The question of the animal and religion : theoretical stakes, practical implications, Aaron Gross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethical tropes in American kosher certification -- The event and response -- The absent presence : animals in the history of the study of religion -- After the subject : hunter-gatherers and the reimagination of religion -- Disavowal, war, sacrifice : Jacques Derrida and the reimagination of religion -- Sacrificing animals and being a mensch : dominion, reverence, and the meaning of modern meat
Control code
880565934
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780231167505
Lccn
2014014716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880565934

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