Meat! A transnational analysis
In Spring 2017, IRWG sponsored a Feminist Research Seminar organized by Sushmita Chatterjee (Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, Appalachian State University) and Banu Subramaniam (Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts – Amherst). The seminar brought together feminist, cultural, and transnational scholars from around the world, who spent a long weekend in Lane Hall sharing ideas and scholarship.
The conversations sparked an edited collection, just released by Duke University Press. “All our contributors remain grateful to the IRWG and your generous support that got all of us in conversation about Meat,” wrote Professor Chatterjee in a recent email.
Meat! A transnational analysis, traces the shifting boundaries of the meanings of meat across time, geography, and cultures. In studies of chicken, fish, milk, barbecue, fake meat, animal sacrifice, cannibalism, exotic meat, frozen meat, and other manifestations of meat, contributors highlight meat's entanglements with race, gender, sexuality, and disability.
The book’s contributors include U-M professor Irina Aristarkhova, Neel Ahuja, Sushmita Chatterjee, Mel Y. Chen, Kim Q. Hall, Jennifer A. Hamilton, Anita Mannur, Elspeth Probyn, Parama Roy, Banu Subramaniam, Angela Willey, and Psyche Williams-Forson.