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Poultry Science, Chicken Culture: A Partial Alphabet

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Poultry Science, Chicken Culture is a collection of engrossing, witty, and thought-provoking essays about the chicken-the familiar domestic bird that has played an intimate part in our cultural, scientific, social, economic, legal, and medical practices and concerns since ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Organized as a primer, the book reaches beyond narrow disciplines to ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Rutgers University Press
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This was due back to the library before I could read every page so I'm marking it as "abandoned" instead of "read," but I pretty much loved everything i read in it. I mean, it's a book about chickens and culture in the voice of a women's studies professor. Since I'm in love with keeping chickens and I went to a women's college (where *every* class is a women's studies class!) this was right up my alley. If you don't really like reading academic cultural studies about chickens, both in a big-ag w ...more
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