The Animal Studies Workshop is proud to support the University of Chicago Animal Welfare Society in presenting—
“The Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow”
Carol Adams, Independent Scholar
Special Location: International House, 1414 E. 59th Street
The University of Chicago Animal Welfare Society welcomes Carol J. Adams in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking work of vegetarian-feminist critical theory, The Sexual Politics of Meat. In her continuously evolving slideshow, Ms. Adams builds on The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Pornography of Meat, presenting insights developed through decades of intersectional scholarship and activism. Drawing from autobiography and a close study of contemporary cultural images, Ms. Adams elucidates the concept of the absent referent and applies this concept to the objectification, fragmentation, and consumption of the female and animal body. Ms. Adams further considers the ways in which meat advertising encodes whiteness and patriarchy. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing and reception catered by Upton’s Naturals. The event is free of charge and open to the general public.
The event is generously co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program, Critical Inquiry, The Center for International Studies Norman Wait Harris Fund, The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, The Animal Studies Workshop, University of Chicago Undergraduate Women in Philosophy, UChicago Program on the Global Environment, Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP), The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Upton’s Naturals, and VegFund.